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HEAR, v.t. pret. and pp. heard, but more correctly heared.

[L. audio; auris.]

1. To perceive by the ear; to feel an impression of sound by the proper organs; as, to hear sound; to hear a voice; to hear words.

2. To give audience or allowance to speak.

He sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Acts.24.

3. To attend; to listen; to obey.

Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart. Ps.95.

4. To attend favorably; to regard.

They think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt.6.

5. To grant an answer to prayer.

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Ps.116.

6. To attend to the facts, evidence, and arguments in a cause between parties; to try in a court of law or equity. The cause was heard and determined at the last term; or, it was heard at the last term, and will be determined at the next. So 2.Sam.15.

7. To acknowledge a title; a Latin phrase.

Hear'st thou submissive, but a lowly birth.

8. To be a hearer of; to sit under the preaching of; as, what minister do you hear? [A colloquial use of the word.]

9. To learn.

I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. John 8.

10. To approve and embrace.

They speak of the world, and the world heareth them. l John 4.

To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication.

HEAR, v.i. To enjoy the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. He is deaf, he cannot hear.

1. To listen; to hearken; to attend.

He hears with solicitude.

2. To be told; to receive by report.

I hear there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 1 Cor.11.



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HEAR, v.t. pret. and pp. heard, but more correctly heared.

[L. audio; auris.]

1. To perceive by the ear; to feel an impression of sound by the proper organs; as, to hear sound; to hear a voice; to hear words.

2. To give audience or allowance to speak.

He sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Acts.24.

3. To attend; to listen; to obey.

Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart. Ps.95.

4. To attend favorably; to regard.

They think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt.6.

5. To grant an answer to prayer.

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Ps.116.

6. To attend to the facts, evidence, and arguments in a cause between parties; to try in a court of law or equity. The cause was heard and determined at the last term; or, it was heard at the last term, and will be determined at the next. So 2.Sam.15.

7. To acknowledge a title; a Latin phrase.

Hear'st thou submissive, but a lowly birth.

8. To be a hearer of; to sit under the preaching of; as, what minister do you hear? [A colloquial use of the word.]

9. To learn.

I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. John 8.

10. To approve and embrace.

They speak of the world, and the world heareth them. l John 4.

To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication.

HEAR, v.i. To enjoy the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. He is deaf, he cannot hear.

1. To listen; to hearken; to attend.

He hears with solicitude.

2. To be told; to receive by report.

I hear there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 1 Cor.11.

HEAR, v.i.

  1. To enjoy the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. He is deaf, he can not hear.
  2. To listen; to hearken; to attend. He hears with solicitude.
  3. To be told; to receive by report. I hear there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 1 Cor. xi.

HEAR, v.t. [pret. and pp. heard, but more correctly heared. Sax. heoran, hyran; G. hören; D. hooren; Dan. hörer; Sw. höra. It seems to be from ear, L. auris, or from the same root. So L. audio seems to be connected with Gr. ους The sense is probably to lend the ear, to turn or incline the ear, and ear is probably a shoot or extremity.]

  1. To perceive by the ear; to feel an impression of sound by the proper organs; as, to hear sound; to hear a voice; to hear words.
  2. To give audience or allowance to speak. He sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Acts xxiv.
  3. To attend; to listen; to obey. To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart. Ps. xcv.
  4. To attend favorably; to regard. They think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matth. vi.
  5. To grant an answer to prayer. I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Ps. cxvi.
  6. To attend to the facts, evidence, and arguments in a cause between parties; to try in a court of law or equity. The cause was heard and determined at the last term; or, it was heard at the last term, and will be determined at the next. So 2 Sam. xv.
  7. To acknowledge a title; a Latin phrase. Hear'st thou submissive, but a lowly birth. Prior.
  8. To be a hearer of; to sit under the preaching of; as, what minister do you hear? [A colloquial use of the word.]
  9. To learn. I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. John viii.
  10. To approve and embrace. They speak of the world, and the world heareth them. 1 John iv. To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication. Shak.

Hear
  1. To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.

    Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers. Shak.

    He had been heard to utter an ominous growl. Macaulay.

  2. To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.

    "The hearing ear." Prov. xx. 12.
  3. To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to- morrow.
  4. To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.

    So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard,
    Well pleased, but answered not.
    Milton.

  5. To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
  6. To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.

    I have heard, sir, of such a man. Shak.

    I must hear from thee every day in the hour. Shak.

    To hear ill, to be blamed. [Obs.]

    Not only within his own camp, but also now at Rome, he heard ill for his temporizing and slow proceedings. Holland.

    -- To hear well, to be praised. [Obs.]

    * Hear, or Hear him, is often used in the imperative, especially in the course of a speech in English assemblies, to call attention to the words of the speaker.

    Hear him, . . . a cry indicative, according to the tone, of admiration, acquiescence, indignation, or derision. Macaulay.

  7. To give attention to as a teacher or judge.

    Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. 2 Sam. xv. 3.

    I beseech your honor to hear me one single word. Shak.

  8. To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.

    I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Ps. cxvi. 1.

    They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt. vi. 7.

    Hear him. See Remark, under Hear, v. i. -- To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication. [Colloq.] Shak. -- To hear say, to hear one say; to learn by common report; to receive by rumor. [Colloq.]

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Hear

HEAR, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive heard, but more correctly heared.

[Latin audio; auris.]

1. To perceive by the ear; to feel an impression of sound by the proper organs; as, to hear sound; to hear a voice; to hear words.

2. To give audience or allowance to speak.

He sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Acts 24:4.

3. To attend; to listen; to obey.

Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart. Psalms 95:7.

4. To attend favorably; to regard.

They think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7.

5. To grant an answer to prayer.

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Psalms 116:1.

6. To attend to the facts, evidence, and arguments in a cause between parties; to try in a court of law or equity. The cause was heard and determined at the last term; or, it was heard at the last term, and will be determined at the next. Song of Solomon 2:14Sam.15.

7. To acknowledge a title; a Latin phrase.

HEAR'st thou submissive, but a lowly birth.

8. To be a hearer of; to sit under the preaching of; as, what minister do you hear? [A colloquial use of the word.]

9. To learn.

I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. John 8:43.

10. To approve and embrace.

They speak of the world, and the world heareth them. l John 4:1.

To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication.

HEAR, verb intransitive To enjoy the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. He is deaf, he cannot hear

1. To listen; to hearken; to attend.

He hears with solicitude.

2. To be told; to receive by report.

I hear there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 1 Corinthians 11:18.

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