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Definition of Ear

Ear

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

Ear Quotations

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
John Muir

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Woodrow Wilson

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - Judy Garland
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Our situation here, without any exaggeration, is beyond description almost; it is such as eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor hath it ever entered into the heart of men to conceive Boston ever to arrive at.
Peter Oliver
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Ear Translations

ear in Afrikaans is oor
ear in Dutch is oor
ear in Finnish is korva
ear in German is Kopf, Ohr
ear in Italian is orecchio
ear in Latin is auris
ear in Portuguese is orelha, ouvido
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