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Definition of Ear

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part of the body used for hearing; ability to differentiate between musical tones; sense of hearing; good hearing; ear of corn, corncob
form the area of a grain plant that includes the grains; plow,cut into the soil with a plow (British); cultivate, prepare the ground for planting, grow crops (British)
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Ear Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To take in with the ears; to hear.
(v. t.)
To plow or till; to cultivate.
(v. i.)
To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.
The organ of hearing; the external ear.
That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.
Same as Crossette.
Same as Acroterium.
Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\ear\ (?), n. [as. e?re; akin to ofries. ?re, ?r, os. &?;ra, d. oor, ohg. &?;ra, g. ohr, icel. eyra, sw. ?ra, dan. ?re, goth. auso, l. auris, lith. ausis, russ. ukho, gr. &?;; cf. l. audire to hear, gr. &?;, skr. av to favor, protect. cf. auricle, orillon.]
1. the organ of hearing; the external ear.
note: in man and the higher vertebrates, the organ of hearing is very complicated, and is divisible into three parts: the external ear, which includes the pinna or auricle and meatus or external opening; the middle ear, drum, or tympanum; and the internal ear, or labyrinth. the middle ear is a cavity connected by the eustachian tube with the pharynx, separated from the opening of the external ear by the tympanic membrane, and containing a chain of three small bones, or ossicles, named malleus, incus, and stapes, which connect this membrane with the internal ear. the essential part of the internal ear where the fibers of the auditory nerve terminate, is the membranous labyrinth, a complicated system of sacs and tubes filled with a fluid (the endolymph), and lodged in a cavity, called the bony labyrinth, in the periotic bone. the membranous labyrinth does not completely fill the bony labyrinth, but is partially suspended in it in a fluid (the perilymph). the bony labyrinth consists of a central cavity, the vestibule, into which three semicircular canals and the canal of the cochlea (spirally coiled in mammals) open. the vestibular portion of the membranous labyrinth consists of two sacs, the utriculus and sacculus, connected by a narrow tube, into the former of which three membranous semicircular canals open, while the latter is connected with a membranous tube in the cochlea containing the organ of corti. by the help of the external ear the sonorous vibrations of the air are concentrated upon the tympanic membrane and set it vibrating, the chain of bones in the middle ear transmits these vibrations to the internal ear, where they cause certain delicate structures in the organ of corti, and other parts of the membranous labyrinth, to stimulate the fibers of the auditory nerve to transmit sonorous impulses to the brain.
2. the sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only. songs not all ungrateful to thine ear.
3. that which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. the ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. see illust. of bell.
4. (arch.) (a) same as acroterium. (b) same as crossette.
5. privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention. dionysius would give no ear to his suit. friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

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The Phrase Finder
From Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Cockney rhyming slang.
Handle a situation in an impromptu manner, without reference to a set of guidelines.
From the playing of music without reference to sheet music.
Pay careful attention.
Probably coined from the habit of dogs, horses etc. to lift their ears when listening attentively.
Tone deaf.
Ironic reference to Van Gogh's well known shortage of auditory equipment.
The allusion is to the inexperience of a baby, so recently born as to be still wet.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bleiniad = n. leader; ear of corn
Canwyro = v. to plane; also to mark beasts by cutting the ear
Clust = n. an ear; a handle
Hodi = n. wild shrubs, brakes, v. to shoot, to ear
Hyglust = a. of ready ear
Twys = n. a top, a tuft; an ear of corn
Twysen = n. an ear of corn
Twysenu = v. to spire; to ear
Ysgyfar = n. an ear
Ysgyfarn = n. an ear of a beast
Shakespeare Words
to plough
Australian Slang
listening attentively
extremely mean with money; tight-arsed
a common (drinking) toast in Queensland
talk to (someone) insistently and at length
someone who talks too much
festive occasion of 31st December. Each year, at midnight, Strines throughout the land perform the ceremony of joining hands with strangers and chanting "Shoulder Quaint's Beef Cot" (also know as "Frolang Zine")
1. bore, nag; 2. non-stop chatter; 3. talk for a long time, forcefully; 4. harangue (someone)
listening with great interest
1. discomforting rebuke or rebuff; sharp hint; 2. blow to the ear; cuff
smb. is thick as a brick
1. beer (rhyming slang); 2. exclamation of contempt, derision, denial, etc.
indoor television aerial with two adjustable arms
much alike; closely resembling one another: "He's the spin-ear mitch of his old man"
talk at great length
a beating
expression of utter contempt
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
see bend ear
WordNet 2.0

1. the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
(hypernym) sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor
(part-holonym) head, caput
(part-meronym) vestibule of the ear
2. good hearing; "he had a keen ear"; "a good ear for pitch"
(hypernym) hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modality
3. the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
(synonym) auricle, pinna
(hypernym) cartilaginous structure
(hyponym) cauliflower ear
(part-holonym) external ear, outer ear
(part-meronym) earlobe, ear lobe
4. attention to what is said; "he tried to get her ear"
(hypernym) attention, attending
5. fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
(synonym) spike, capitulum
(hypernym) fruit
(hyponym) mealie
(part-holonym) corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays
Ear Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
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HEARx Ltd.
Exchange: AMEX
Provides a full range of audiological products and services for hearing impaired, such as hearing aids and hearing care diagnostics, through company owned hearing centers.
Ear Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Ear Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Ear Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
The uranium in addition to reasonable assured resources (RAR) that is expected to occur, mostly on the basis of direct geological evidence, in extensions of well-explored deposits, little-explored deposits, and undiscovered deposits believed to exist along a well-defined geologic trend with known deposits, such that the uranium can subsequently be recovered within the given cost ranges. Estimates of tonnage and grade are based on available sampling data and on knowledge of the deposit characteristics as determined in the best known parts of the deposit or in similar deposits. EAR correspond to DOE's Probable Potential Resource Category.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Ear Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Enterprise ARchive
Uri's File.*Xten.c.ons*
External Access Register
A JAR archive that contains a J2EE application .
Ear Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The ear is the organ of the sense of hearing in the auditory system. In humans, the ear consists of three structures —the inner ear, middle ear and outer ear. The inner ear, contains the apparatus necessary to change the vibrations transmitted from the outside world via the middle ear into signals passed along the vestibulocochlear nerve to the brain. The middle ear, includes the tympanic cavity and the ossicles.The outer ear consists of the auricle or pinna, and the ear canal. The ear not only detects sound but also aids in balance and body position. The  semicircular canals, the utricle and saccule of the inner ear also function as organs of the vestibular system responsible for balance.

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EAR (Enterprise ARchive) is a file format used by Java EE for packaging one or more modules into a single archive so that the deployment of the various modules onto an application server happens simultaneously and coherently. It also contains XML files called deployment descriptors which describe how to deploy the modules.

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The ear is the sense organ that detects sound. Ear may also refer to:
  • Ear (botany), the top part of a grain plant, such as wheat
  • Ear (mathematics), a type of polygon vertex
  • Ear (rune), a part of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (runic alphabet)

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Ear Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Ear Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
To put a flag up on the side of a lighting unit to block light. Better known as a 'sider'. (Grip/Lighting)
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
n. teS - internal organ, not flap of skin
Ear Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
used frequently in a figurative sense (Ps. 34:15). To "uncover the ear" is to show respect to a person (1 Sam. 20:2 marg.). To have the "ear heavy", or to have "uncircumcised ears" (Isa. 6:10), is to be inattentive and disobedient. To have the ear "bored" through with an awl was a sign of perpetual servitude (Ex. 21:6).
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
an ear; my hearkening
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Hearing The fifth or highest sense corresponding in the tattvas to akasa. It was only during the third root-race that hearing became manifest as a distinctly individualized physical sense apparatus. Vibrations of material particles in and outside of the body arouse the sense of hearing as a physical manifestation. See also SENSES ; Sound 
Senses In general, gateways of communication between the perceiving function of the ego and the corresponding elements of the plane where it is functioning. The physical senses appeared in serial evolution in the order of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. These senses were not developed out of nothing but are expressions or reflection on the physical plane of previous latent, inner causal functions residing in the structure of the inner person.
The five physiological senses are modifications or specializations of a general perceptiveness which has different modifications in different animal species where the organs are different, especially in the insects. Sensitives and clairvoyants may be able to receive visual, auditory, or other impressions without the use of the physical organ, or the usual functions of a sense organ may be transferred to another part of the body.
The human senses are actually seven including, besides the usual five already developed, the organ or function of manas (mind) and of buddhi (understanding). These latter two are not senses in the physical significance pertaining to the bodily senses, but the emphasis is laid on organic and functional activities, both being inner and spiritual-intellectual. At the present stage of evolution man has not developed the power of manifesting the sixth and seventh sense functions and organs, but in the fifth round the development of ether will bring forth into relatively full evolution the manasic sense organ with the beginnings of the buddhic.
to be continue "Senses2 "
Ear Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The hearing organ. There are three sections of the ear, according to the anatomy textbooks. They are the outer ear (the part we see along the sides of our head behind the temples), the middle ear, and the inner ear. But in terms of function, the ear has four parts: those three and the brain.
A Basic Guide to ASL
The right index finger touches the right ear.