1. Having a heart; having (such) a heart (regarded as the seat of the affections, disposition, or character).
2. Shaped like a heart; cordate.
3. Seated or laid up in the heart. "I hate the Moor: my cause is hearted." (Shak)
This word is chiefly used in composition; as, hard-hearted, faint-hearted, kind-hearted, lion-hearted, stout-hearted, etc. Hence the nouns hard-heartedness, faint-heartedness, etc.
(01 Mar 1998)