[hɪə] or [hɪr]
(verb.) receive a communication from someone; 'We heard nothing from our son for five years'.
(verb.) perceive (sound) via the auditory sense.
(verb.) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; 'The jury had heard all the evidence'; 'The case will be tried in California'.
Edited by Daniel--From WordNet
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
(v. t.) To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
(v. t.) To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.
(v. i.) To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.
(v. i.) To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
(v. i.) To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
v. a. . Perceive by the ear.. Give audience to, listen to, attend to.. Regard, heed, give heed to.. Try, examine judicially.
v. n. . Enjoy the sense of hearing.. Listen, hearken, attend, give ear.. Be told, be informed, have an account.
v.t. to perceive by the ear: to comprehend: to listen to: to grant or obey: to answer favourably: to attend to: to try judicially: to be a hearer of: (Milt.) to be called.—v.i. to have the sense of hearing: to listen: to be told:—pr.p. hear′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. heard (hėrd).—ns. Hear′er; Hear′ing act of perceiving by the ear: the sense of perceiving sound: opportunity to be heard: audience: judicial investigation and hearing of arguments esp. of trial without a jury: reach of the ear: (coll.) a scolding; Hear′say common talk: rumour: report.—adj. of or pertaining to a report given by others.—v.i. to repeat rumours.—Hear hear! an exclamation of approval uttered by the hearers of a speech; Hearsay evidence evidence at second hand; Hear tell of to hear some one speak of; I will not hear of I will not listen to the notion or proposal.
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- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. Jane Austen. Emma.
- No one will hear us? Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- He dreaded to hear that something had been said to Mary--he felt as if he were listening to a threat rather than a warning. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Do hear the horrid creature talk! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Please hear him, and don't make a noise! Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I love to hear my uncle talk of the West Indies. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Why didn't I never hear this before? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Which of them had a step so quiet, a hand so gentle, but I should have heard or felt her, if she had approached or touched me in a day-sleep? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Since that time, nothing has been heard to my knowledge of the three Hindoos. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- He had heard her voice. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- I had heard that very voice ere this, and compulsory observation had forced on me a theory as to what it boded. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Not personally, but I have heard of her. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- She usually followed him; but he heard her passing down the passage to her bedroom. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- The Germans were doubled up with laughter, hearing his strange droll words, his droll phrases of dialect. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Hearing voices on the terrace below, I looked out of window, and saw the two gentlemen walking up and down together. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- She sat down among the roots of the alder tree, dim and veiled, hearing the sound of the sluice like dew distilling audibly into the night. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Come, that is worth hearing. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I am sure we are constantly hearing, ma'am, till it becomes quite nauseous, concerning their wives and families,' said Bitzer. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- As Parker promised to return to Fanny in a week, she grew uneasy when almost a fortnight had elapsed without seeing or even hearing from him. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Why should you expect me to oblige you by hearing you play the flute, any more than I should expect you to oblige me by not playing it? George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Hears his number called, hears himself challenged, hears the rattle of the muskets, hears the orders 'Make ready! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I don't care, now, who hears me say it,--and I think a cussed sight on it,--so I may as well come out with it. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Sneaking in and out, so as nobody hears how you come or go! Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- I dare say he often hears worse things said than I am going to say. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- She sees nothing and hears nothing. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- It would break her heart--it will break her heart when she hears that I am arrested. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- He hears it not, poor fellow! Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.