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Eared \Eared\, a.

  1. Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears.

    Eared owl (Zo["o]l.), an owl having earlike tufts of feathers, as the long-eared owl, and short-eared owl.

    Eared seal (Zo["o]l.), any seal of the family Otariid[ae], including the fur seals and hair seals. See Seal.


Ear \Ear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eared; p. pr. & vb. n. Earing.] To take in with the ears; to hear. [Sportive] ``I eared her language.''
--Two Noble Kinsmen.

  1. (context mostly in combination English) Having ears (of a specific type). v

  2. (en-past of: ear)

  1. adj. worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down; "a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman; "an old book with dog-eared pages" [syn: dog-eared]

  2. having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination [ant: earless]


Usage examples of "eared".

He might have helped when I lamented: Cross eyed crossfaced little girl Sad, bad little girl Eared, hEared little girl Give me your ear Give me your voice 186 Ruth Sidransky Give me your tongue, your mouth I gave you life Your life is mine I did not have ears I made a pair Be me, he me, be my dream Be me, sad bad little girl You are lost and I am lost I love you for you are mine Little girl, little girl I found my own path to mourning.

But for his other guests he let bear in the massy cups of silver, and the great eared wine jars holding two firkins apiece, and he let pour forth to the Witches and the Foliots, and they drank the cup of memory unto King Gorice XI.

After a day of such heat that tar dropped from the rigging and the pitch in the deck-seams bubbled under foot - perhaps the twentieth of such days in succession, with all the ship's boats towing astern to keep them watertight - Stephen left him down in his private lair, dissecting an eared seal's foetus, the pride of their largest jar of spirits.

As the strait grew narrower so the life in it seemed to become more concentrated: the shores on either hand - and not only the little beaches of black sand and pebbles but even the seemingly inaccessible ledges - were crowded with seals, eared seals, sea-lions and sea-bears, lying on their stomachs, on their backs, on their sides, sleeping or making love or merely barking, while others played in the crashing surf or swam by the ship, stretching their necks up and staring with intense curiosity.