Thesaurus
This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search phrase heart 32 items found
heart, dear [in oaths]
heartlings (n.)
heart, enclosure surrounding the
closet (n.)
heart, express from the
unbosom (v.),unbosom (v.)
heart, change of
revolt (n.)
heart, loss of
discomfort (n.)
heart, nearest the
immediate (adj.)
heart, nobleness of
magnanimity (n.)
heart, take
comfort (v.)
heart, take to
bosom up (v.)
heart, touch the
penetrate (v.)
heart, very
navel (n.)
heart and mind, one
concordant (adj.)
heart and soul
element (n.)
heart as timid as a hare
hare-heart (n.)
heart faithful but speech incorrect, with
truly-falsely
heart of the enemy, into the
home (adv.)
heart strongly beating, with
throbbing (adj.)
heart uninvolved, with the
heart-whole (adj.)
heart-centred
hearted (adj.)
hearten
bold (v.)
heartening
soothing (n.)
heartfelt way, in a
agood (adv.)
heartily [cry of encouragement]
cheerly (adv.)
heartily contemptible
scurvy-valiant (adj.)
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