Hear him

Hear him
Hear Hear (h[=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heard} (h[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hearing}.] [OE. heren, AS,. hi['e]ran, h[=y]ran, h[=e]ran; akin to OS. h[=o]rian, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. h[=o]ren, G. h["o]ren, Icel. heyra, Sw. h["o]ra, Dan. hore, Goth. hausjan, and perh. to Gr. 'akoy`ein, E. acoustic. Cf. {Hark}, {Hearken}.] 1. To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call. [1913 Webster]

Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He had been heard to utter an ominous growl. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow. [1913 Webster]

3. To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass. [1913 Webster]

4. To give attention to as a teacher or judge. [1913 Webster]

Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. --2 Sam. xv. 3. [1913 Webster]

I beseech your honor to hear me one single word. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor. [1913 Webster]

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. --Ps. cxvi. 1. [1913 Webster]

They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. --Matt. vi. 7. [1913 Webster]

{Hear him}. See Remark, under {Hear}, v. i.

{To hear a bird sing}, to receive private communication. [Colloq.] --Shak.

{To hear say}, to hear one say; to learn by common report; to receive by rumor. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hear — [ hır ] (past tense and past participle heard [ hɜrd ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 notice sound ▸ 2 receive information ▸ 3 listen to ▸ 4 understand (feeling) ▸ 5 about things said ▸ 6 in court of law ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive never… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hear hear — Hear, hear is an expression that originated as hear ye, or hear him, usually repeated. This imperative was used to call attention to a speaker s words, and naturally developed the sense of a broad expression of favour. This is how it is still… …   Wikipedia

  • Hear — Hear, v. i. 1. To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. The hearing ear. Prov. xx. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen. [1913 Webster] So spake our mother… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hear — (h[=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heard} (h[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hearing}.] [OE. heren, AS,. hi[ e]ran, h[=y]ran, h[=e]ran; akin to OS. h[=o]rian, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. h[=o]ren, G. h[ o]ren, Icel. heyra, Sw. h[ o]ra, Dan. hore,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hear — O.E. heran (Anglian), (ge)hieran, hyran (W.Saxon) to hear, listen (to), obey, follow; accede to, grant; judge, from P.Gmc. *hausjan (Cf. O.N. heyra, O.Fris. hora, Du. horen, Ger. hören, Goth. hausjan), perhaps from PIE *kous to hear (see ACOUSTIC …   Etymology dictionary

  • hear — verb past tense and past participle heard /h:d/ 1 HEAR SOUNDS/WORDS ETC (intransitive, transitive not in progressive) to know that a sound is being made, using your ears: Did you hear that noise? | I called his name, but he pretended not to hear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hear, hear — Die Bezeichnung bzw. der Ausruf Hear, hear (von engl. hören) wird als Kurzform von „hear him, hear him“ als Zustimmung der Zuhörer zu einem vorgetragenen Punkt oder Thema verwendet. Laut des Oxford English Dictionary ist der Ausdruck „Hear, hear“ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hear */*/*/ — UK [hɪə(r)] / US [hɪr] verb Word forms hear : present tense I/you/we/they hear he/she/it hears present participle hearing past tense heard UK [hɜː(r)d] / US [hɜrd] past participle heard Collocations: When you hear a sound, you become conscious of …   English dictionary

  • hear*/*/*/ — [hɪə] (past tense and past participle heard [hɜːd] ) verb 1) [I/T] to realize that someone or something is making a sound Mary heard the sound of voices.[/ex] Shh I can t hear.[/ex] No one could hear what she said.[/ex] He heard the door slam… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hear hear — Meaning A shout of support or agreement. Origin Originated in the British parliament in the 18th century as a contraction of hear him, hear him . It is still often heard there although sometimes used ironically these days …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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