|—vb (when intr, |
|1.||(tr) to perceive (a sound) with the sense of hearing|
|2.||(tr; may take a clause as object) to listen to: did you hear what I said?|
|3.||to be informed (of); receive information (about): to hear of his success; have you heard?|
|4.||law to give a hearing to (a case)|
|5.||to listen (to) with favour, assent, etc: she wouldn't hear of it|
|6.||to receive a letter, news, etc (from)|
|7.||hear! hear! an exclamation used to show approval of something said|
|8.||dialect hear tell to be told (about); learn (of)|
|[Old English hieran; related to Old Norse heyra, Gothic hausjan, Old High German hōren, Greek akouein]|
v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
To perceive (sound) by the ear.
Be informed about, as in I'd never heard of that jazz singer before, but she was very good. [Late 1500s] Also see not have it (hear of it).