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HEART AND SOUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heart and soul mean? 

HEART AND SOUL (noun)
  The noun HEART AND SOUL has 1 sense:

1. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

  Familiarity information: HEART AND SOUL used as a noun is very rare.


HEART AND SOUL (adverb)
  The adverb HEART AND SOUL has 1 sense:

1. with complete faith

  Familiarity information: HEART AND SOUL used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEART AND SOUL (noun)


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Meaning:

The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

inwardness; nitty-gritty; essence; heart and soul; pith; gist; kernel; substance; meat; nub; sum; core; center; marrow; heart

Context examples:

the gist of the prosecutor's argument / the heart and soul of the Republican Party / the nub of the story

Hypernyms ("heart and soul" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heart and soul"):

bare bones ((plural) the most basic facts or elements)

hypostasis ((metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality)

haecceity; quiddity (the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other)

quintessence (the purest and most concentrated essence of something)

stuff (a critically important or characteristic component)


HEART AND SOUL (adverb)


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Meaning:

With complete faith

Synonyms:

body and soul; heart and soul

Context example:

she was with him heart and soul


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