E'AR, n. [L. auris, whence auricula; audio.]1. The organ of hearing; the organ by which sound is perceived; and in general, both the external and internal part is understood by the term. The external ear is a cartilaginous funnel, attached, by ligaments and muscles, to the temporal bone.2. The sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judging of harmony; the power of nice perception of the differences of sound, or of consonances and dissonances. She has a delicate ear for music, or a good ear.3. In the plural, the head or person. It is better to pass over an affront from one scoundrel,than to draw a herd about one's ears.4. The top, or highest part. The cavalier was up to the ears in love. 5. A favorable hearing; attention; heed; regard. Give no ear to flattery.I cried to God--and he gave ear to me. Ps.77.He could not gain the prince's ear.6. Disposition to like or dislike what is heard; opinion; judgment; taste.He laid his sense closer--according to the style and ear of those times.7. Any part of a thing resembling an ear; a projecting part from the side of any thing; as the ears of a vessel used as handles.8. The spike of corn; that part of certain plants which contains the flowers and seeds; as an ear of wheat or maiz.
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To fall together by the ears,------- to fight or scuffle; to
To go together by the ears,--------- quarrel.
To set by the ears, to make strife; to cause to quarrel.