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hear  audio  (hîr) KEY 

VERB:
heard  (hûrd) KEY , hear·ing, hears
VERB:
tr.
  1. To perceive (sound) by the ear: Can you hear the signal?
  2. To learn by hearing; be told by others: I heard she got married.
    1. To listen to attentively: Hear what I have to tell you.
    2. To listen to in an official, professional, or formal capacity: heard the last witness in the afternoon.
    3. To listen to and consider favorably: Lord, hear my prayer!
    4. To attend or participate in: hear Mass.
VERB:
intr.
  1. To be capable of perceiving sound.
  2. To receive news or information; learn: I heard about your accident.
  3. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!

PHRASAL VERB:
hear from
  1. To get a letter, telephone call, or transmitted communication from.
  2. To be reprimanded by: If you don't do your homework, you're going to hear from me.

IDIOM:
hear, hear
Used to express approval.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English hearen, Old English heran; see kous- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
hearer(Noun)


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