hear of

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hear of

: to be aware of the existence of (someone or something) : to know about (someone or something)
  • He's supposed to be a famous actor, but this is the first time I've ever (even) heard of him.
  • I've never heard of such a thing!
  • If I hear of a job opening, I'll let you know.

Word by Word Definitions

hear play
  1. : to perceive or become aware of by the ear

  2. : to gain knowledge of by hearing

  3. : to listen to with attention : heed


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