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.