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hear


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hear  \Hear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Heard};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hearing}.]  [OE.  heren,  AS,.  hi['e]ran,  h?ran,  h?ran;  akin  to 
  OS  h?rian,  OFries  hera,  hora,  D.  hooren,  OHG.  h?ren,  G. 
  h["o]ren,  Icel.  heyra,  Sw:  h["o]ra,  Dan.  hore,  Goth.  hausjan 
  and  perh.  to  Gr  ?,  E.  acoustic.  Cf  {Hark},  {Hearken}.] 
  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 
 
  Lay  thine  ear  close  to  the  ground,  and  list  if  thou 
  canst  hear  the  tread  of  travelers.  --Shak. 
 
  He  had  been  heard  to  utter  an  ominous  growl. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  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. 
 
  Thy  matters  are  good  and  right  but  there  is  no  man 
  deputed  of  the  king  to  hear  thee.  --2  Sam.  xv 
  3. 
 
  I  beseech  your  honor  to  hear  me  one  single  word 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  They  think  that  they  shall  be  heard  for  their  much 
  speaking.  --Matt.  vi  7. 
 
  {Hear  him}.  See  Remark,  under  {Hear},  v.  i. 
 
  {To  hear  a  bird  sing},  to  receive  private  communication. 
  [Colloq.]  --Shak. 
 
  {To  hear  say},  to  hear  one  say  to  learn  by  common  report;  to 
  receive  by  rumor.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hear  \Hear\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  the  sense  or  faculty  of  perceiving  sound.  ``The 
  Hearing  ear.''  --Prov.  xx  12. 
 
  2.  To  use  the  power  of  perceiving  sound;  to  perceive  or 
  apprehend  by  the  ear;  to  attend;  to  listen. 
 
  So  spake  our  mother  Eve,  and  Adam  heard,  Well 
  pleased,  but  answered  not  --Milton. 
 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  Not  only  within  his  own  camp,  but  also  now  at  Rome, 
  he  heard  ill  for  his  temporizing  and  slow 
  proceedings.  --Holland. 
 
  {To  hear  well},  to  be  praised.  [Obs.] 
 
  Note:  Hear,  or  Hear  him  is  often  used  in  the  imperative, 
  especially  in  the  course  of  a  speech  in  English 
  assemblies,  to  call  attention  to  the  words  of  the 
  speaker. 
 
  Hear  him  .  .  .  a  cry  indicative,  according  to 
  the  tone,  of  admiration,  acquiescence, 
  indignation,  or  derision.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hear 
  v  1:  perceive  sound;  perceive  by  the  auditory  sense 
  2:  get  to  know  or  become  aware  of  "I  learned  that  she  has  two 
  grown-up  children";  "I  see  that  you  have  been  promoted" 
  [syn:  {learn},  {get  word},  {get  wind},  {pick  up},  {find 
  out},  {get  a  line},  {discover},  {see}] 
  3:  examine  or  hear  (evidence  or  a  case)  by  judicial  process; 
  "The  jury  had  heard  all  the  evidence";  "The  case  will  be 
  tried  in  California"  [syn:  {try}] 
  4:  receive  a  communication  from  someone:  "We  heard  nothing  from 
  our  son  for  five  years" 
  5:  listen  and  pay  attention;  "Listen  to  your  father";  "We  must 
  hear  the  expert  before  we  make  a  decision"  [syn:  {listen}, 
  {take  heed}] 




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