Definitions of ear

  1. To shoot, as an ear; to form ears, as corn.
  2. To take in with the ears; to hear.
  3. To plow or till; to cultivate.
  4. ( obs.) To plough or till.
  5. To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
  6. To put forth ears, as corn.
  7. To plough or till.
  8. To form ears, as corn.
  9. fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
  10. good hearing; " he had a keen ear"; " a good ear for pitch"
  11. attention to what is said; " he tried to get her ear"
  12. The organ of hearing; the external ear.
  13. 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.
  14. Same as Crossette.
  15. Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A spike, as of corn.
  19. EARED, having ears; EAR- LESS, wanting ears.
  20. The organ of hearing; hearing; attention; a spike of corn.
  21. The organ or sense of hearing; attention; heed.
  22. Any projecting piece, handle, etc.
  23. A head, as of wheat; spike of maize.
  24. 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.
  25. The organ of hearing; the power or faculty of readily distinguishing musical sounds; attention; heed; regard.
  26. The head or top part of corn containing seeds.
  27. 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.