Hear Definition

Define what is Hear?

1. hear (verb)

perceive (sound) via the auditory sense.

    Hypernyms

    perceive, comprehend verb
    to become aware of through the senses.

    Hyponyms

    overhear, take in, catch verb
    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.

    catch, get verb
    perceive by hearing.

    2. get a line, get wind, get word, discover, find out, hear, learn, pick up, see (verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.

    • I learned that she has two grown-up children.
    • I see that you have been promoted.
    Hyponyms

    get the goods verb
    discover some bad or hidden information about.

    wise up verb
    get wise to.

    trip up, catch verb
    detect a blunder or misstep.

    ascertain verb
    learn or discover with certainty.

    discover, find verb
    make a discovery.

    3. hear, try (verb)

    examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.

    • The jury had heard all the evidence.
    • The case will be tried in California.
    Synonyms: try
    Hypernyms

    probe, examine verb
    question or examine thoroughly and closely.

    Hyponyms

    rehear, retry verb
    hear or try a court case anew.

    4. hear (verb)

    receive a communication from someone.

    • We heard nothing from our son for five years.
    Hypernyms

    receive, pick up verb
    register (perceptual input).

    5. take heed, listen, hear (verb)

    listen and pay attention.

    • Listen to your father.
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision.
    Synonyms: take heed, listen
    Hypernyms

    focus, pore, rivet, center, Centre, concentrate verb
    direct one's attention on something.

    Hyponyms

    incline verb
    bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well.

    Nearby Terms

    hear out (verb)
    listen to every detail and give a full hearing to

    hearable (adjective)
    heard or perceptible by the ear

    heard (adjective satellite)
    detected or perceived by the sense of hearing

    hearer (noun)
    someone who listens attentively

    hearing (noun)
    (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence

    hearing aid (noun)
    an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing

    hearing disorder (noun)
    impairment of the sense of hearing

    hearing dog (noun)
    dog trained to assist the deaf by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds

    hearing examiner (noun)
    an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers

    hearing impairment (noun)
    impairment of the sense of hearing

    hearing loss (noun)
    partial or complete loss of hearing

    hearing officer (noun)
    an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers

    hearing-impaired (adjective satellite)
    having a hearing loss

    hearken (verb)
    listen; used mostly in the imperative

    hearsay (noun)
    gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth