Definition of Ear in English :

Define Ear in English

Ear meaning in English

Meaning of Ear in English

Pronunciation of Ear in English

Ear pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ear in English


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1. ear

the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

2. ear

good hearing

Example Sentences:
'he had a keen ear'
'a good ear for pitch'

3. auricle, ear, pinna

the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear

4. ear

attention to what is said

Example Sentences:
'he tried to get her ear'

5. capitulum, ear, spike

fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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the organ of hearing and balance in higher vertebrates and of balance only in fishes. In humans and other mammals it consists of three parts
external ear, middle ear, internal ear ▶ Related adjectives: aural, otic
the outermost cartilaginous part of the ear (pinna) in mammals, esp humans
the sense of hearing
sensitivity to musical sounds, poetic diction, etc
he has an ear for music
attention, esp favourable attention; consideration; heed (esp in the phrases give ear to, lend an ear)
an object resembling the external ear in shape or position, such as a handle on a jug
7. Also called (esp Brit): earpiece
a display box at the head of a newspaper page, esp the front page, for advertisements, etc
8.  all ears
9.  by ear
10.  chew someone's ear
11.  fall on deaf ears
12.  have hard ears
13.  a flea in one's ear
14.  have the ear of
15.  in one ear and out the other
16.  keep one's ear to the ground
17.  make a pig's ear of
18.  one's ears are burning
19.  out on one's ear
20.  play by ear
21.  prick up one's ears
22.  set by the ears
23.  a thick ear
24.  turn a deaf ear
25.  up to one's ears
26.  wet behind the ears
the part of a cereal plant, such as wheat or barley, that contains the seeds, grains, or kernels
2. (intransitive)
(of cereal plants) to develop such parts

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the part of the body specialized for the perception of sound; organ of hearing: the human ear consists of the external ear, the middle ear (tympanum), and the inner ear (labyrinth), which also senses one's state of equilibrium
the visible, external part of the ear
the sense of hearing
the ability to recognize slight differences in sound, esp. in the pitch, rhythm, etc. of musical tones
anything shaped or placed like an ear, as the handle of a pitcher or a small box in the upper corner of a newspaper page
the grain-bearing spike of a cereal plant, esp. of corn
verb intransitive
to sprout ears; form ears

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. Anatomy
a. The vertebrate organ of hearing, responsible for maintaining equilibrium as well as sensing sound and divided in mammals into the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.
b. The part of this organ that is externally visible.
2. An invertebrate organ analogous to the mammalian ear.
3. The sense of hearing:a sound that grates on the ear.
4. Sensitivity or receptiveness to sound, especially:
a. Sharpness or refinement of hearing:a singer with a good ear for harmony.
b. The ability to play a passage of music solely from hearing it:plays the piano by ear.
c. Responsiveness to the sounds or forms of spoken language:a writer with a good ear for dialogue; has an ear for foreign languages.
5. Sympathetic or favorable attention:"[The president] wavers between the two positions, depending on who last had his ear"(Joseph C. Harsch).
6. Something resembling the external ear in position or shape, especially:
a. A flexible tuft of feathers located above the eyes of certain birds, such as owls, that functions in visual communication but not in hearing.Also called ear tuft.
b. A projecting handle, as on a vase or pitcher.
7. A small box in the upper corner of the page in a newspaper or periodical that contains a printed notice, such as promotional material or weather information.
8. earsInformal Headphones.
The seed-bearing spike of a cereal plant, such as corn.
intr.v. eared, ear·ing, ears
To form or grow ears.

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