\ ˈird How to pronounce eared (audio) \

Definition of eared

: having ears especially of a specified kind or number a big-eared man golden-eared corn

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European, if their elephant print pants, heaping backpacks, and dog-eared copies of Lonely Planet are to be believed—have come to fuel up before catching their dirt-cheap overnight train to Chiang Mai. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018 According to Wide Open Pets, the red-eared slider is listed as one of the 10 types of turtles that people can have as pets. Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Painted baby turtles perplex customs officers at Dulles airport," 24 Sep. 2018 Or that the very life-giving Genesis Device plays a major role in the loss of Kirk’s beloved pointy-eared pal, Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), one of the most poignant deaths in cinematic history? René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "William Shatner returns to San Antonio for ‘Wrath of Khan’ Q&A at the Tobin Center," 19 June 2018 This is more fantasy than reality, a story brought to us via a dog-eared novel, a ballad sung by the Misanthrope. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an old West folk tale, with a signature Coen brothers twist," 15 Oct. 2018 Even the Marines are ready to fight for the northern long-eared bat. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, "A mysterious disease is killing millions of bats. These scientists are trying to save them.," 12 July 2018 The murder, and Mr Fico’s tin-eared response, had an explosive impact, says Grigorij Meseznikov, a political scientist. The Economist, "A struggle between authoritarians and liberals in the heart of Europe," 26 May 2018 But there's another possible Easter egg: in an SNL sketch from November 2017, Pete wore a black, bunny-eared headpiece to a masquerade ball. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Relationship: A Timeline," 25 June 2018 Now, a new study shows how: by borrowing a gene from a jackrabbit, one of their long-eared cousins. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "How the snowshoe hare is losing its white winter coat," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of eared

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eared was before the 12th century

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Medical Definition of eared

: having ears especially of a specified kind or number a big-eared man

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