HyperDic: ear

English > 5 senses of the word ear:
NOUNbodyearthe sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
cognitioneargood hearing
bodyear, auricle, pinnathe externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
cognitionearattention to what is said
plantear, spike, capitulumfruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
ear > pronunciation
Soundsih'r; iy'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
bier ... weir: 21 rhymes with iyr...
English > ear: 5 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
Part ofauditory systemThe sensory system for hearing
head, caputThe upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals
vestibular apparatus, vestibular systemorgans mediating the labyrinthine sense
Partsauricular artery, arteria auricularisartery that supplies blood to the ear
eardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane, myringaThe membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
fenestraA small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)
organ of hearingThe part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
vestibule of the earThe central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear
Broadersense organ, sensory receptor, receptorAn organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
Spanishoído, oreja
Catalanoïda, orella
Adjectivesauralof or pertaining to hearing or the ear
oticof or relating to near the ear
English > ear: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningGood hearing.
Examples
  • "he had a keen ear"
  • "a good ear for pitch"
Broaderhearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalityThe ability to hear
English > ear: 5 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear.
Synonymsauricle, pinna
Part ofexternal ear, outer earThe part of the ear visible externally
Partsearlobe, ear lobeThe fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear
tragusA small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear
Narrowercauliflower earAn auricle deformed by injury
Broadercartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
Spanishaurícula, oreja, orejas
Catalanaurícula, orella
English > ear: 5 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningAttention to what is said.
Example"he tried to get her ear"
Broaderattention, attendingThe process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
English > ear: 5 senses > noun 5, plant
Meaningfruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn.
Synonymsspike, capitulum
Part ofcorn, maize, Indian corn, Zea maystall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears
NarrowermealieAn ear of corn
BroaderfruitThe ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
Spanishespiga
Catalanespiga

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