Definitions of ear

  1. the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  2. fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
  3. the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
  4. good hearing; " he had a keen ear"; " a good ear for pitch"
  5. attention to what is said; " he tried to get her ear"
  6. Same as Acroterium.
  7. The organ of hearing; the external ear.
  8. 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.
  9. Same as Crossette.
  10. Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
  11. To take in with the ears; to hear.
  12. The spike or head of any cereal ( as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
  13. To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
  14. To plow or till; to cultivate.
  15. 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.
  16. The entire organ of hearing; the outer part of that organ; the sense of hearing, or delicate perception of sounds; as, he has an ear for music; attention; that part of a cereal plant containing the flowers and seeds; as, an ear of corn.
  17. A spike, as of corn.
  18. To put forth ears, as corn.
  19. ( obs.) To plough or till.
  20. EARED, having ears; EAR- LESS, wanting ears.
  21. The organ of hearing; hearing; attention; a spike of corn.
  22. The organ or sense of hearing; attention; heed.
  23. Any projecting piece, handle, etc.
  24. A head, as of wheat; spike of maize.
  25. The organ of hearing, both the external and internal part; the sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judeing of harmony; a favourable hearing; attention; manner of judging: anything like an ear, as the ears of a jar; the spike of corn. To be by the ears, to fall together by the ears, to go together by the ears, to fight or scuffle; to quarrel. To set by the ears, to make strife; to cause to quarrel. Over head and ears, up to the ears, deeply. All ear, eagerly attentive.
  26. To plough or till.
  27. To shoot, as an ear; to form ears, as corn.
  28. The organ of hearing; the power or faculty of readily distinguishing musical sounds; attention; heed; regard.
  29. The head or top part of corn containing seeds.
  30. To form ears, as corn.
  31. The auditory organ; the various structures among invertebrates supposed to have an auditory function; the specialized tufts of hair or feathers which are close to, or similar to an external ear or pinna ; an ear- shaped structure ; the spike of any cereal.

Usage examples for ear

  1. If you do, let the words go in at one ear and out of the other. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  2. " I thought you would not keep away very long," said a quiet voice close to her ear. – The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy
  3. And close at his ear the whisper came: " There is no one to tell if you don't." – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  4. She took my hand gently, and whispered in my ear: " Are you going to be married, Basil? – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  5. But the Indian was already out of ear- shot. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  6. Barney put his ear close to it. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  7. Then suddenly, almost at my very ear, a voice cried, " Frank! – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  8. They had fallen a little behind the others, and were out of ear- shot. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  9. Go away, Scherau- now, Nemu, whisper in my ear what is doing? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. But whaur are ye for sae ear, Miss Elsie? – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  11. Then she looked around with an air of mystery, and whispered still more softly into my ear- " I haven't said a word about that- to anybody." – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. " Jennifer," he breathed in her ear. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  13. He had only one ear, so you couldn't mistake it. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  14. It flashed upon her finally, as though a voice had spoken into her ear. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  15. Ear is of no account in China. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  16. But the calm was for the ear alone. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. He dropped to his knees and pressed his ear over Dan's heart. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  18. A gun went off at my ear. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  19. One or two other things about the same time, less important in themselves, struck in the Prussian's ear the same new note of warning and doubt. – The Crimes of England by G.K. Chesterton
  20. He leaned and said something softly in her ear that made her laugh. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau