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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ear (noun)
1.
a) the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae
b) any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion
2.
the external ear of humans and most mammals
3.
a) the sense or act of hearing
b) acuity of hearing
c) sensitivity to musical tone and pitch , also the ability to retain and reproduce music that has been heard
d) sensitivity to nuances of language especially as revealed in the command of verbal melody and rhythm or in the ability to render a spoken idiom accurately
4.
something resembling a mammalian ear in shape, position, or function as
a) a projecting part (as a lug or handle)
b) either of a pair of tufts of lengthened feathers on the head of some birds
5.
- attention awareness lend an ear
6.
a space in the upper corner of the front page of a periodical (as a newspaper) usually containing advertising for the periodical itself or a weather forecast
7.
a person who listens - listener looking for a friendly ear
ear (noun)
the fruiting spike of a cereal (as wheat or Indian corn) including both the seeds and protective structures
ear (verb)
intransitive verb
to form ears in growing - the rye should be earing up
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ear (noun)
a state of being aware
SYNONIMS:
advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, observance, observation
RELATED WORDS:
hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understanding
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness
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