verb (used with object), heard [hurd] /hɜrd/, hear·ing.
verb (used without object), heard [hurd] /hɜrd/, hear·ing.
Origin of hear
Synonyms for hear
Antonyms for hear
Examples from the Web for heard
Contemporary Examples of heard
“I heard Jeffrey was interested in supporting science and I contacted him,” Krauss said.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
Have you ever heard any feedback from the CIA/actual spies on Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
He no doubt had heard by then that some of the cops had ignored his request and turned their backs.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
Leelah Alcorn's message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of heard
I heard about it from Mrs. Balldridge when we came here last fall.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"I have not heard the rumours whereof you speak," replied Philothea.
Then I heard a mighty voice, that seemed to proceed from within the Parthenon.
No one has seen him shed a tear, of heard him utter a complaint.
They were the last she heard sung by Paralus, the night Anaxagoras departed from Athens.
verb hears, hearing or heard (hɜːd)
Word Origin for hear
past tense and past participle of hear, Old English herde.
Old English heran (Anglian), (ge)hieran, hyran (West Saxon) "to hear, listen (to), obey, follow; accede to, grant; judge," from Proto-Germanic *hauzjan (cf. Old Norse heyra, Old Frisian hora, Dutch horen, German hören, Gothic hausjan), perhaps from PIE *kous- "to hear" (see acoustic). The shift from *-z- to -r- is a regular feature in some Germanic languages.
For spelling, see see head (n.); spelling distinction between hear and here developed 1200-1550. Old English also had the excellent adjective hiersum "ready to hear, obedient," literally "hear-some" with suffix from handsome, etc. Hear, hear! (1680s) was originally imperative, used as an exclamation to call attention to a speaker's words; now a general cheer of approval. Originally it was hear him!
In addition to the idioms beginning with hear
- hear a peep out of
- hear a pin drop, can
- hear from
- hear of
- hear oneself think, can't
- hear out
- another county heard from
- hard of hearing
- never hear the end of
- not have it (hear of it)
- unheard of