Lear

noun
\ ˈlir How to pronounce Lear (audio) \

Definition of Lear

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a legendary king of Britain and hero of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear

Lear

biographical name
\ ˈlir How to pronounce Lear (audio) \

Definition of Lear (Entry 2 of 2)

Edward 1812–1888 English painter and nonsense poet

First Known Use of Lear

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lear.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lear. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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