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Definition of 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.
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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