- a decorative feature at the upper end of a leg.
- one of the decorative features at each end of a crest rail.
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Idioms for ear
Origin of ear1
OTHER WORDS FROM earearless, adjectiveearlike, adjective
Definition for ear (2 of 3)
verb (used without object)
Origin of ear2
Definition for ear (3 of 3)
verb (used with object) British Dialect.
Origin of ear3
How to use ear in a sentence
He was then literally slapped around by the high priest, who pulled on his ears in an effort to produce tears.
If your ears are tired of slick auto-tuned vocals, pick up this disk for an aural detox.
In the show, Sharp has Christopher rock back and forth, groaning, his hands over his ears.
Bowman claims that she told both her agent and an attorney about the incident, but her allegations fell on deaf ears.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The giant bear flicked his ears and, with unmistakable restraint, swung away and disappeared into the trees.
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Vague murmurs of doubt and surprise reached the ears of two of the British magistrates.
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.
British Dictionary definitions for ear (1 of 2)
- to act according to the demands of a situation rather than to a plan; improvise
- to perform a musical piece on an instrument without written music
Derived forms of earearless, adjectiveearlike, adjective
Word Origin for ear
British Dictionary definitions for ear (2 of 2)
Word Origin for ear
Medical definitions for ear
Scientific definitions for ear (1 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with ear
In addition to the idioms beginning with ear
- early bird catches the worm
- early on
- early to bed, early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise)
- earn one's keep
- earn one's stripes
- ears are burning, one's
- ear to the ground, have one's
- all ears
- believe one's ears
- bend someone's ear
- can't make a silk purse out of sow's ear
- coming out of one's ears
- cute as a button (bug's ear)
- fall on deaf ears
- flea in one's ear
- have someone's ear
- in one ear and out the other
- lend one's ear
- music to one's ears
- out on one's ear
- pin someone's ears back
- play by ear
- prick up one's ears
- put a bug in someone's ear
- turn a deaf ear
- up to one's ears
- walls have ears
- wet behind the ears