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Meaning of HEAR

Pronunciation:  heer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  2. [v]  receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
  3. [v]  perceive sound; perceive by the auditory sense
  4. [v]  listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
  5. [v]  examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"

HEAR is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: discover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, learn, listen, pick up, see, take heed, try
 See Also: ascertain, catch, catch, center, centre, comprehend, concentrate, examine, find, focus, get, incline, overhear, perceive, pick up, pore, probe, receive, rehear, retry, rivet, take in, trip up, wise up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heard}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hearing}.] [OE. heren, AS,. hi['e]ran, h?ran, h?ran; akin to
    OS. h?rian, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. h?ren, G.
    h["o]ren, Icel. heyra, Sw: h["o]ra, Dan. hore, Goth. hausjan,
    and perh. to Gr. ?, E. acoustic. Cf. {Hark}, {Hearken}.]
    1. 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.
             Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou
             canst hear the tread of travelers.    --Shak.
             He had been heard to utter an ominous growl.
    2. 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.
    3. To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as,
       to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
    4. To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
             Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man
             deputed of the king to hear thee.     --2 Sam. xv.
             I beseech your honor to hear me one single word.
    5. To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and
       answer favorably; to favor.
             I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice.
                                                   --Ps. cxvi. 1.
             They think that they shall be heard for their much
             speaking.                             --Matt. vi. 7.
    {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.]
  2. \Hear\, v. i.
    1. To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. ``The
       Hearing ear.'' --Prov. xx. 12.
    2. To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or
       apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
             So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard, Well
             pleased, but answered not.            --Milton.
    3. To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to
       receive information by report or by letter.
             I have heard, sir, of such a man.     --Shak.
             I must hear from thee every day in the hour. --Shak.
    {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.]
    Note: 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
                Hear him, . . . a cry indicative, according to
                the tone, of admiration, acquiescence,
                indignation, or derision.          --Macaulay.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that no one hears you, refers to a waking situation where you feel that no one is listening to you or paying attention to what you are saying. You feel you are being overlooked or overshadowed.
Thesaurus Terms
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