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Meaning of heard by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈhɜːd/, SAMPA: /"h3:d/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈhɝd/, SAMPA: /"h3`d/
    • ( mid-20th-century New York City ) IPA: /hɜjd/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )d

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    Proto-Germanic *hardhuz



    1. hard

Explanation of heard by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. detected or perceived by the sense of hearing

    2. a conversation heard through the wall

    Definition of heard by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Hear ( hēr ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heard ( hẽrd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Hearing.] [OE. heren, AS,. hiéran, hȳran, hēran; akin to OS. hōrian, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. hōren, G. hören, Icel. heyra, Sw. höra, Dan. hore, Goth. hausjan, and perh. to Gr. ἀκούειν, E. acoustic. Cf. Hark, Hearken.]
      1. To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, “to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.”

      Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers. Shak.

      He had been heard to utter an ominous growl. Macaulay.

      2. To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, “to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.”

      3. To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, “to hear a concert; to hear Mass.”

      4. To give attention to as a teacher or judge.

      Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. 2 Sam. xv. 3.

      I beseech your honor to hear me one single word. Shak.

      5. To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.

      I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Ps. cxvi. 1.

      They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt. vi. 7.

      Hear him. See Remark, under Hear, v. i. -- To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication. [Colloq.] Shak. -- To hear say, to hear one say; to learn by common report; to receive by rumor. [Colloq.]

    2. Heard ( hẽrd ), imp. & p. p. of Hear.