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Definition of "ears" []

  • The organ of hearing and balance in higher vertebrates and of balance only in fishes. In humans and other mammals it consists of three parts (noun)
  • The outermost cartilaginous part of the ear (pinna) in mammals, esp humans (noun)
  • The sense of hearing (noun)
  • Sensitivity to musical sounds, poetic diction, etc (noun)
  • Attention, esp favourable attention; consideration; heed (esp in the phrases give ear to, lend an ear) (noun)
  • An object resembling the external ear in shape or position, such as a handle on a jug (noun)
  • A display box at the head of a newspaper page, esp the front page, for advertisements, etc (noun)
  • Plural form of ear. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ear. (verb)

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Use "ears" in a sentence
  • "* The puppeteers have hidden ears, hidden ears* --"
  • "The first _he_, in the last example, is redundant; yet the construction is sometimes admissible, for the expression is more forcible than it would be to say, "Let him hear who hath ears to hear;" and if we adopt the ingenious method of Mr. Smith, the sentence is grammatical, and may be rendered thus; "He that hath ears, _hath ears_ to hear; let him hear.""
  • "Any dope must be well rubbed in on face, neck, ears, and _behind ears_, hands (on the backs), wrists, and arms; but be very careful not to get it _in your eyes_."