Hark meaning

härk
Hark is defined as to listen carefully.

An example of hark is having everyone be quiet so you can try to hear a noise.

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(archaic) To listen to; hear.
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(now chiefly literary) To listen carefully.
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To listen attentively; often used in the imperative.
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To listen attentively.
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hark back
  • to return to an earlier point so as to pick up the scent or trail again
  • to go back in thought or speech; revert
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hark

  • Middle English harken, herken from Old English heorcian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English herken, herkien, from Old English *hercian, *heorcian, *hiercian, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hauzijaną (“to hear”) + formative/intensive -k (see also the related hȳran, whence English hear). Cognate with Scots herk (“to hark”), North Frisian harke (“to hark”), West Frisian harkje (“to listen”), obsolete Dutch horken (“to hark, listen to”), Middle Low German horken (“to hark”), German horchen (“to hark, harken to”).

    From Wiktionary