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Heard

Hear \Hear\ (h[=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heard (h[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hearing.] [OE. heren, AS,. hi['e]ran, h[=y]ran, h[=e]ran; akin to OS. h[=o]rian, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. h[=o]ren, G. h["o]ren, Icel. heyra, Sw. h["o]ra, Dan. hore, Goth. hausjan, and perh. to Gr. 'akoy`ein, 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.]

Heard

Heard \Heard\ (h[~e]rd), imp. & p. p. of Hear.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
heard

past tense and past participle of hear, Old English herde.

Wiktionary
heard

alt. (en-past of: hear) vb. (en-past of: hear)

WordNet
heard

See hear

heard

adj. detected or perceived by the sense of hearing; "a conversation heard through the wall"

hear
  1. v. perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

  2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see]

  3. examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California" [syn: try]

  4. receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"

  5. listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision" [syn: listen, take heed]

  6. [also: heard]

Gazetteer
Heard -- U.S. County in Georgia
Population (2000): 11012
Housing Units (2000): 4512
Land area (2000): 296.027518 sq. miles (766.707720 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.057440 sq. miles (13.098708 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 301.084958 sq. miles (779.806428 sq. km)
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 33.308636 N, 85.118515 W
Headwords:
Heard
Heard, GA
Heard County
Heard County, GA
Wikipedia
Heard

Heard may refer to:

  • Hearing (sense)
  • Heard (surname)
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Heard County, Georgia, U.S.
Heard (surname)

Heard is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • G. Alexander Heard (1917–2009), president of Vanderbilt University 1963-1982
  • Amber Heard, American actress
  • Gar Heard, former professional basketball player and coach.
  • Gerald Heard, British writer and philosopher
  • Floyd Heard, American track and field sprinter
  • John Heard (disambiguation), several people
  • Oscar E. Heard, American jurist
  • Stephen Heard, the 12th Governor of Georgia

Fictional characters:

  • Beluga Heard, character in the manga series Black Cat

Usage examples of "heard".

Thou heardest me truer than tongue confess Thy terror, O Christ, O God.