Pronunciation: hēr
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Heard (hẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hearing.]
2.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.
3.To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
4.To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
5.To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice.
- Ps. cxvi. 1.
Hear him
See Remark, under Hear, v. i.
To hear a bird sing
to receive private communication.
To hear say
to hear one say; to learn by common report; to receive by rumor.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.
2.To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
3.To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.
I have heard, sir, of such a man.
- Shak.
I must hear from thee every day in the hour.
- Shak.
To hear ill
to be blamed.
To hear well
to be praised.
Verb1.hear - perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
2.hear - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
3.hear - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
Synonyms: try
4.hear - receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
5.hear - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
Synonyms: take heed, listen
apprehend, approve of, arbitrate, ascertain, attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, be aware of, be conscious of, be informed, be sensible of, be told, bend an ear, bug, catch, catch on, charge the jury, cock the ears, condone, conduct a trial, consider, determine, discover, eavesdrop, entertain, examine by ear, experience, feel, find, find out, gather, get, get an earful, get wind of, give attention, give audience to, give ear, give ear to, hark, have the facts, hear of, hear out, hear tell of, hearken, hearken to, hearsay, hold court, hold the scales, intercept, judge, know, know well, learn, lend an ear, listen at, listen in, listen to, officiate, overhear, pay attention to, pick up, referee, respond, respond to stimuli, sanction, see, sense, sit in judgment, sit in on, smell, take in, tap, taste, touch, try, try a case, umpire, understand, unearth, wiretap
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