Definition of hear
- didn't hear what she said
- thought I heard them leave
- heard that you were ill
- hear a case
- hear witnesses
- He doesn't hear well.
- tired of hearing about his problems
- haven't heard from her lately
- wouldn't hear of it
Do you hear that music?
I couldn't hear a word of what he said over all that noise.
I thought I heard him leave.
Would you turn the volume up a little? I can't hear.
I heard her in concert a few years ago.
Have you ever heard Wagner sung in English?
The committee will hear witnesses today.
I hear he's leaving town.
I don't know what happened. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
I've heard it said that smoking is bad for your health.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to be aware of (sound) through the ear
: to listen to (someone or something)
: to be told (something)
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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