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Definition of ear:

  1. Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
  2. Same as Acroterium.
  3. Same as Crossette.
  4. 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.
  5. The organ of hearing; the external ear.
  6. 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.
  7. The spike or head of any cereal ( as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
  8. To plow or till; to cultivate.
  9. To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
  10. To take in with the ears; to hear.


auricle, consciousness, pinna, hearing, anther, awareness, auditory, aural, head, advertency, deafen, audition, turn a deaf ear (to), blade, audio-, advertence, hammer, note, stiletto heel, bud, bulb, bract, sounds, cognizance, listener, observation, boll, auditory nerve, spike heel, aerial root, beanstalk, cochlea, bur, spike, spindle, close your ears to something, knowledge, labyrinth, bulge, not want to know, pinnule, auricula atrii, deaf-and-dumb, shut your ears to something, atrial auricle, deaf mute, lug, prong, eye, observance, handle, deaf, capitulum, projection, mindfulness.

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