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Ear meaning

ear - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. Same as Acroterium.
  2. 2. The organ of hearing; the external ear.
  3. 3. That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.
  4. 4. Same as Crossette.
  5. 5. Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
  6. 6. To take in with the ears; to hear.
  7. 7. The spike or head of any cereal ( as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
  8. 8. To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
  9. 9. To plow or till; to cultivate.
  10. 10. The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; - in the singular only.
  11. 11. The organ of hearing; hearing; attention; a spike of corn.

ear - examples of usage

  1. The girl caught a short hold on her lines and cut him sharply across the ear. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The Registrar's clerk has to go across to the box and shout an explanation into her ear. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Powhatan seized them eagerly, turned them over and over and held them to his ear, listening while Smith explained their use. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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