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ear - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ear' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ear [ n.]
- The organ of hearing; the external ear.
- The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.
- That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.
- Same as Acroterium.
- Same as Crossette.
- Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
- The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
2 . Ear [ v. i.]
- To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
3 . Ear [ v. t.]
- To take in with the ears; to hear.
- To plow or till; to cultivate.

Meaning of 'ear' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ear [ n]
Meaning (1):
- good hearing
Example in sentence:
  • a good ear for pitch;
  • he had a keen ear
Meaning (2):
- attention to what is said
Example in sentence:
  • he tried to get her ear