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hear

 (hîr)
v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
v.tr.
1. To perceive (sound) by the ear: Can you hear the signal?
2. To learn by hearing; be told by others: I heard she got married.
3.
a. To listen to (something) attentively or in an official capacity, as in a court: heard the last witness in the afternoon.
b. To listen to and consider favorably: Lord, hear my prayer!
c. To attend or participate in: hear Mass.
v.intr.
1. To be capable of perceiving sound.
2. To receive news or information; learn: I heard about your accident.
3. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!
Phrasal Verb:
hear from
1. To get a letter, telephone call, or transmitted communication from.
2. To be reprimanded by: If you don't do your homework, you're going to hear from me.
Idioms:
hear, hear
Used to express approval.
never hear the end of
To be complained to or told about (something) repeatedly or for a long time.

[Middle English hearen, Old English hīeran; see kous- in Indo-European roots.]

hear′er n.

heard

  • phoneme - A word for a hallucination in which voices are heard.
  • pig's whisper - A loud whisper, meant to be heard.
  • noises off - Sounds created offstage to be heard during a play's production; the term has been extended to mean distracting or intrusive background noise.
  • pink noise - Random white noise that has been adjusted so there is equal energy per octave and an equal amount of each signal can be heard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heard - detected or perceived by the sense of hearing; "a conversation heard through the wall"
detected - perceived or discerned; "the detected micrometeoritic material"