hear


hear
hear [hir]
vt.
heard [hʉrd] hearing [ME heren < OE hieran, akin to Ger hören (Goth hausjan) < IE base * keu-, to notice, observe > L cavere, be on one's guard, Gr koein, to perceive, hear]
1. to perceive or sense (sounds), esp. through stimulation of auditory nerves in the ear by sound waves
2. to listen to and consider; specif.,
a) to take notice of; pay attention to [hear what I tell you]
b) to listen to officially; give a formal hearing to [to hear a child's lessons]
c) to conduct an examination or hearing of (a law case, etc.); try
d) to consent to; grant [hear my plea]
e) to understand [I hear you]
f) to be a member of the audience at (an opera, lecture, etc.)
3. to be informed of; be told; learn [to hear a rumor]
vi.
1. to have a normally functioning ear or ears; be able to hear sounds
2. to listen
3. to be told or informed (of or about)
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hear from
1. to get a letter, telegram, etc. from
2. to get a criticism or reprimand from
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hear! hear!
well said!: an expression of approval or agreement
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hear out
to listen to until the end
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hear tell
Dial. to be told; learn
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not hear of
to forbid or refuse to consider
hearer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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