[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.

Typed by Elinor

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Perceive by the ear.[2]. Give audience to, listen to, attend to.[3]. Regard, heed, give heed to.[4]. Try, examine judicially.

v. n. [1]. Enjoy the sense of hearing.[2]. Listen, hearken, attend, give ear.[3]. Be told, be informed, have an account.

Editor: Vlad


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.

Inputed by Glenda


Editor: Nell


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