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past tense of hear; listened to: I heard the news today.
Not to be confused with:
herd – drove or flock of animals; guard or protect: The shepherd will herd the sheep.
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v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
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.
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.
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!
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.
Used to express approval.
never hear the end of
To be complained to or told about (something) repeatedly or for a long time.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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.
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