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  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]: 
 
  Heard  \Heard\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Hear}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heard 
  adj  :  detected  or  perceived  by  the  sense  of  hearing;  "a 
  conversation  heard  through  the  wall" 




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