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Origin of hearing
verb (used with object), heard [hurd] /hɜrd/, hear·ing.
verb (used without object), heard [hurd] /hɜrd/, hear·ing.
Origin of hear
Examples from the Web for hearing
But if you have a hearing and you prove that someone is mature enough, well then that state interest evaporates.
Or is it simply that what you are hearing and seeing about race in the media seems worse?
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|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the end of the hearing Gruber walked out silently, surrounded by cameras and accompanied by his lawyer.
Will we possibly be hearing about the Alexandria Safe-Zone soon?!‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The latter would sometimes exclaim, before the agents and the heirs were fairly out of hearing, "I can't understand the thing!"Ursula|Honore de Balzac
Hearing the report of our guns, the flock flew towards the wood for shelter.Snow Shoes and Canoes|William H. G. Kingston
But in the fifteenth century God and Humanity were both hard of hearing.The Story of Joan of Arc|M. M. Mangasarian
I met the Ohio statesman one morning at breakfast, after hearing him the night before.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Any unnecessary work or any recreation which hinders us from hearing and profiting by God's Word is sinful.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism|Joseph Stump
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