\ 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

Examples of eared in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wardens did find, however, two ornate box turtles and one red-eared slider. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Game wardens search for missing gator, and other field notes from Texas Game Wardens," 20 Dec. 2019 At Port’Alba, between political graffiti and concert posters, stalls sell boxes of prints, dog-eared postcards of Neapolitan street scenes, and tattered copies of the classics. Sophia Seymour, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Six-Stop Shopping Guide to Naples," 9 Sep. 2019 The pointy-eared imp has even pulled off plenty of their own pranks on the dogs too. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "The Elf on the Shelf Meets His Match in Adorable Christmas Prank War with Two Clever Dogs," 18 Dec. 2019 Three species, the Indiana bat, the gray bat and the northern long-eared bat, are federally protected. Patrick M. O'connell, chicagotribune.com, "Bats live mostly out of sight and out of mind. But their falling numbers are a reason to look up and worry, scientists say.," 31 Oct. 2019 Don't miss the park's Bear Gulch Cave — home to the largest maternity colony of Townsend's big-eared bats between San Francisco and Mexico. Mike Morris, latimes.com, "Want to avoid Yosemite-size crowds? Sample other national parks in California," 12 July 2019 And one industrious knitter is crafting a pattern that will allow others to replicate her homemade version of the big-eared charmer. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "Baby Yoda is inspiring more social media chatter than Democratic candidates," 29 Nov. 2019 The Parks are nice, though, sort of, in their condescending, tin-eared way. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Five stars for compelling new indie film ‘Parasite’," 24 Oct. 2019 In a world where cartoons coexist with humans, a private eye tries to clear a long-eared fugitive of murder charges. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of eared

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Eared.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eared. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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