What is the meaning of hear?


  • Perceive (sound) via the auditory sense.
  • Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
    • usage: "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  • Examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.
    • usage: "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
  • Receive a communication from someone.
    • usage: "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
  • Listen and pay attention.
    • usage: "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
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APAWordNet. (2010). hear. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/hear/definitions/1284401
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "hear" http://smartdefine.org/hear/definitions/1284401 (accessed September 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, hear, Smart Define, viewed 25 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/hear/definitions/1284401>.
MLAWordNet. "hear" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/hear/definitions/1284401>
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