HyperDic: hear

English > 5 senses of the word hear:
VERBperceptionhearperceive (sound) via the auditory sense
cognitionhear, learn, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeget to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
socialhear, tryexamine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
perceptionhearreceive a communication from someone
perceptionhear, listen, take heedlisten and pay attention
hear > pronunciation
Soundshhiy'r
Rhymesbier ... weir: 21 rhymes with iyr...
English > hear: 5 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningperceive (sound) via the auditory sense.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey will hear the duet
Entailed bylistenhear with intention
Narrowercatch, take in, overhearhear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
catch, getperceive by hearing
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Spanishoír
Catalanoir, sentir
Adjectiveshearableheard or perceptible by the ear
Nounshearingthe ability to hear
English > hear: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey hear that there was a traffic accident
Synonymslearn, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
NarrowerascertainLearn or discover with certainty
discover, findmake a discovery
get the goodsDiscover some bad or hidden / hidden information about
trip up, catchdetect a blunder or misstep
wise upget wise to
Similar towitness, find, seeperceive or be contemporaneous with
Spanishaprender, averiguar, descubrir, enterarse, enterar, oír, ver
Catalanaprendre, assabentar-se, assabentar, descobrir, veure
English > hear: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningExamine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The jury had heard all the evidence"
Synonymtry
Narrowerrehear, retryhear or try a court case anew
Broaderprobe, examineQuestion or examine thoroughly and closely
Spanishjuzgar
Nounshearinga session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
English > hear: 5 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningReceive a communication from someone.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"We heard nothing from our son for five years"
Broaderpick up, receiveregister (perceptual input)
Spanishsaber de
English > hear: 5 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaninglisten and pay attention.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
Synonymslisten, take heed
Narrowerinclinebend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Spanishescuchar, oír
Catalanescoltar
Nounshearersomeone who listens attentively
hearingthe act of hearing attentively

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