\ 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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The long-eared taxis have patience to spare, even with fidgety youngsters. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Kid-friendly Grand Canyon: Here are the 6 best activities for families at the South Rim," 26 June 2019 His recent adventure documenting the underwater life of a red-eared slider turtle, however, is already one of his most popular videos, raking in more than 10 million views in just one week. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "This Texas Turtle Strapped with a GoPro Is Our New Favorite Director," 19 June 2019 Some of the best echolocators include Townsend’s big-eared bat, which has huge ears, and the Western barbastelle, which has average ears, Corcoran notes. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "This animal has the biggest ears on Earth (relative to size)," 12 Apr. 2019 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

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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