Overhear definitions

ō'vər-hîr'
To hear (speech or someone speaking) without the speaker's awareness or intent.
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To hear something without the speaker's awareness or intent.
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To hear (something spoken or a speaker) without the speaker's knowledge or intention.
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To hear something that wasn't meant for one's ears.
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Origin of overhear

From Middle English *overheren, from Old English oferhÄ«eran (“to overhear, hear, disobey, disregard, neglect"), equivalent to over- +"Ž hear. Cognate with Dutch overhoren (“to hear, hear about"), German überhören (“to not hear, ignore"), Danish overhøre (“to overhear"), Icelandic yfirheyra (“to hear").