- The definition of hear is to perceive a sound with your ears, or is being told or learning about something.
- An example of hear is when a bell rings and you are aware of it.
- An example of hear is when you learn through listening to gossip that your new boss is a jerk.
- An example of hear is when you are aware of a new science project.
You hear sounds with your ears.
hear definition by Webster's New World
- to perceive or sense (sounds), esp. through stimulation of auditory nerves in the ear by sound waves
- to listen to and consider; specif.,
- to take notice of; pay attention to: hear what I tell you
- to listen to officially; give a formal hearing to: to hear a child's lessons
- to conduct an examination or hearing of (a law case, etc.); try
- to consent to; grant: hear my plea
- to understand: I hear you
- to be a member of the audience at (an opera, lecture, etc.)
- to be informed of; be told; learn: to hear a rumor
Origin: Middle English heren ; from Old English hieran, akin to German hören (Goth hausjan) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form keu-, to notice, observe from source Classical Latin cavere, be on one's guard, Classical Greek koein, to perceive, hear
- to have a normally functioning ear or ears; be able to hear sounds
- to listen
- to be told or informed (of or about)
- hearer noun
hear definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb heard heard , hear·ing, hears verb, transitive
- To perceive (sound) by the ear: Can you hear the signal?
- To learn by hearing; be told by others: I heard she got married.
- a. To listen to attentively: Hear what I have to tell you.b. To listen to in an official, professional, or formal capacity: heard the last witness in the afternoon.c. To listen to and consider favorably: Lord, hear my prayer!d. To attend or participate in: hear Mass.
- To be capable of perceiving sound.
- To receive news or information; learn: I heard about your accident.
- To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!
Origin: Middle English hearen, Old English hīeran; see kous- in Indo-European roots.
- hearˈer noun
hear - Medical Definition
hear - Phrases/Idioms
- to get a letter, telegram, etc. from
- to get a criticism or reprimand from
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