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Definition of "hear" []

  • To perceive (sound) by the ear: Can you hear the signal? (verb-transitive)
  • To learn by hearing; be told by others: I heard she got married. (verb-transitive)
  • To listen to attentively: Hear what I have to tell you. (verb-transitive)
  • To listen to in an official, professional, or formal capacity: heard the last witness in the afternoon. (verb-transitive)
  • To listen to and consider favorably: Lord, hear my prayer! (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hear" in a sentence
  • "Oooh tankee! da fann wil bee muchly apreesheatted dis weakind. sposed ta gits reely hawt hear – inna 90′s *das mayjor HAWT hear*"
  • "Oh, my own Ba, hear _my_ plain speech -- and how this is _not_ an attempt to frighten you out of your dear wish to '_hear_ from me' -- no, indeed -- but a whim, a caprice, -- and now it is out! over, done with!"
  • "But yet hear me, � hear with patience; �hear me with that unprejudiced reason which is as much your distinction as your beauty or your virtue."