close/dear/near to one's heart

Definition of close/dear/near to one's heart

  1. :  very personally and emotionally important to one <This topic is one that's very close to my heart.> <The school is very near and dear to her heart.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

  1. :  severe, sore

  1. :  noble

    :  highly valued :  precious

    :  affectionate, fond

  1. :  dearly

    :  dearly

  1. :  a loved one :  sweetheart

    :  a lovable person

  1. : used especially to express annoyance or dismay

  1. :  at, within, or to a short distance or time

    :  almost, nearly

    :  in a close or intimate manner :  closely

  1. :  close to

  1. :  not far distant in time, place, or degree

    :  almost happening :  narrowly missed or avoided

    :  nearly not happening

  1. :  approach

  1. :  a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

    :  a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

    :  breast, bosom

  1. :  love

    :  hearten

    :  to fix in the heart

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