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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Verb hear has 5 senses


hearv. t. [OE. heren, AS,. hiéran, h, h; akin to OS. h, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. h, G. hören, Icel. heyra, Sw. höra, Dan. hore, Goth. hausjan, and perh. to Gr. 'akoy`ein, E. acoustic. Cf. Hark, Hearken.].
  •  To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers."  [1913 Webster]
    "He had been heard to utter an ominous growl."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give attention to as a teacher or judge.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "I beseech your honor to hear me one single word."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.  [1913 Webster]
    "I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice."  [1913 Webster]
    "They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."  [1913 Webster]
Hear him. See Remark, under Hear, v. i. -- To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication. [Colloq.] Shak. -- To hear say, to hear one say; to learn by common report; to receive by rumor. [Colloq.]
hearv. i. 
  •  To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.  Prov. xx. 12.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.  [1913 Webster]
    "So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard,
    Well pleased, but answered not.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.  [1913 Webster]
    " Hear, or Hear him, is often used in the imperative, especially in the course of a speech in English assemblies, to call attention to the words of the speaker."  [1913 Webster]
    "I have heard, sir, of such a man."  [1913 Webster]
    "I must hear from thee every day in the hour."  [1913 Webster]
    "Hear him, . . . a cry indicative, according to the tone, of admiration, acquiescence, indignation, or derision."  [1913 Webster]
To hear ill, to be blamed. [Obs.]
Not only within his own camp, but also now at Rome, he heard ill for his temporizing and slow proceedings. Holland.
To hear well, to be praised. [Obs.]


hear, v. (past and past part. heard)
1 tr. (also absol.) perceive (sound etc.) with the ear.
2 tr. listen to (heard them on the radio).
3 tr. listen judicially to and judge (a case, plaintiff, etc.).
4 intr. (foll. by about, of, or that + clause) be told or informed.
5 intr. (foll. by from) be contacted by, esp. by letter or telephone.
6 tr. be ready to obey (an order).
7 tr. grant (a prayer).

have heard of be aware of; know of the existence of. hear! hear! int. expressing agreement (esp. with something said in a speech). hear a person out listen to all that a person says. hear say (or tell) (usu. foll. by of, or that + clause) be informed. will not hear of will not allow or agree to.
hearable adj. hearer n.
OE hieran f. Gmc



apprehend, approve of, arbitrate, ascertain, attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, be aware of, be conscious of, be informed, be sensible of, be told, bend an ear, bug, catch, catch on, charge the jury, cock the ears, condone, conduct a trial, consider, determine, discover, eavesdrop, entertain, examine by ear, experience, feel, find, find out, gather, get, get an earful, get wind of, give attention, give audience to, give ear, give ear to, hark, have the facts, hear of, hear out, hear tell of, hearken, hearken to, hearsay, heed, hold court, hold the scales, intercept, judge, know, know well, learn, lend an ear, listen, listen at, listen in, listen to, officiate, overhear, pay attention to, perceive, pick up, referee, respond, respond to stimuli, sanction, see, sense, sit in judgment, sit in on, smell, take in, tap, taste, touch, try, try a case, umpire, understand, unearth, wiretap




VB hear, overhear, hark, harken, list, listen, pay attention, take heed, give an ear, lend an ear, bend an ear, catch, catch a sound, prick up one's ears, give ear, give a hearing, give audience to, hang upon the lips of, be all ears, listen with both ears, become audible, meet the ear, fall upon the ear, catch the ear, reach the ear, be heard, ring in the ear.


VB tell, inform, inform of, acquaint, acquaint with, impart, impart to, make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken, transmit, let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known, publish, notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of, let one know, have one to know, give one to understand, give notice, set before, lay before, put before, point out, put into one's head, put one in possession of, instruct, direct the attention to, announce, annunciate, report, report progress, bringword, send word, leave word, write word, telegraph, telephone, wire, retail, render an account, give an account, state, let slip, blurt out, spill the beans, unburden oneself of, let off one's chest, disclose, show cause, explain, hint, given an inkling of, give a hint, drop a hint, throw out a hint, insinuate, allude to, make allusion to, glance at, tip the wink, suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe, whisper, whisper in the ear, give a bit of one's mind, tell one plainly, tell once for all, speak volumes, undeceive, unbeguile, set right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse, disillusion one of, be informed of, know, learn, get scent of, get wind of, gather from, awaken to, open one's eyes to, become alive, become awake to, hear, overhear, understand, come to one's ears, come to one's knowledge, reach one's ears.

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