Definitions for heartbeat

Definitions for (noun) heartbeat

Main entry: heartbeat

Definition: an animating or vital unifying force

Usage: New York is the commercial heartbeat of America

Main entry: beat, pulsation, pulse, heartbeat

Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

Usage: he could feel the beat of her heart

Main entry: New York minute, split second, blink of an eye, wink, heartbeat, instant, trice, twinkling, flash, jiffy

Definition: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

Usage: if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

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