hearer


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hearer - someone who listens attentivelyhearer - someone who listens attentively  
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
eavesdropper - a secret listener to private conversations
Translations

hearer

[ˈhɪərəʳ] Noyente mf

hearer

[ˈhɪərər] nauditeur/trice m/f

hearer

nHörer(in) m(f)

hearer

[ˈhɪərəʳ] nuditore/trice
References in classic literature ?
The connection between the spoken word and the word as it reaches the hearer is causal.
The Epic has here an advantage, and one that conduces to grandeur of effect, to diverting the mind of the hearer, and relieving the story with varying episodes.
Here the curate went on to relate briefly his brother's adventure with Zoraida; to all which the Judge gave such an attentive hearing that he never before had been so much of a hearer.
What It thinks, that It utters; and what It utters, that It hears; and It itself is Thinker, Utterer, Hearer, Thought, Word, Audition; it is the One, and yet the All in All.
While they got warm at the stove, he told his hearers just where he calculated they stood with the Lord.
We can imagine, therefore, that among such folk a settler, of Aeolic origin like Hesiod, who clearly was well acquainted with the Ionian epos, would naturally see that the only outlet for his gifts lay in applying epic poetry to new themes acceptable to his hearers.
In the present instance he yielded, in many places, to the prejudices of his congregation; and when he had ended, there was not one of his new hearers who did not think the ceremonies less papal and offensive, and more conformant to his or her own notions of devout worship, than they had been led to expect from a service of forms, Richard found in the divine, during the evening, a most powerful co-operator in his religious schemes.
He handled his text in all kinds of ways, and twisted it into all manner of shapes; but always ingeniously, and with a rude eloquence, well adapted to the comprehension of his hearers.
He saw that she had thoroughly arrested her hearers.
Bats can hear a mole walking in his tunnel under the earth --and they think they're good hearers.
My hearers may have been young men, or well off; certainly they cannot have been laughing with evil intent at what I had said.
Many a time," says he, "was my little lodge thronged, or rather piled with hearers, for they lay on the ground, one leaning over the other, until there was no further room, all listening with greedy ears to the wonders which the Great Spirit had revealed to the white man.