Origin of hearing
Synonyms for hearing
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
Related Words for hearingconference, negotiation, test, presentation, discussion, trial, investigation, inquiry, audit, reception, interview, consultation, meeting, review, perception, extent, faculty, reach, effect, recording
Examples from the Web for hearing
Contemporary Examples of hearing
But if you have a hearing and you prove that someone is mature enough, well then that state interest evaporates.Should Teens Have The Right To Die?
January 8, 2015
Or is it simply that what you are hearing and seeing about race in the media seems worse?Obama Is Right on Race. The Media Is Wrong.
December 29, 2014
But at the same time, since Zimmerman, you've been hearing cases about officers killing black children—black men, Hispanic men.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters
December 22, 2014
A hearing to decide the question of whether or not Livvix will remain in custody takes place on Dec. 21.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
At the end of the hearing Gruber walked out silently, surrounded by cameras and accompanied by his lawyer.Obamacare Architect: I Wanted to Sound Smart
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of hearing
We have not had an opportunity of hearing of Mr. Barlee, or what he has done since he was in Adelaide.Explorations in Australia
He was fond of hearing Grace's enthusiastic views of things.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
As soon as they had gone out of my hearing I emerged from the brier thicket.Biography of a Slave
The wind was blowing the other way, and that might be the cause of his hearing no reply.Weighed and Wanting
But, before he was out of hearing, one of the maidens called after him.The Three Golden Apples
verb hears, hearing or heard (hɜːd)
Word Origin for hear
"perception by ear," early 13c., from present participle of hear. Meaning "a listening to evidence in a court of law" is from 1570s.
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