HEAR, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive heard, but more correctly heared.
[Latin audio; auris.]
1. To perceive by the ear; to feel an impression of sound by the proper organs; as, to hear sound; to hear a voice; to hear words.
2. To give audience or allowance to speak.
He sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Acts 24:4.
3. To attend; to listen; to obey.
Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart. Psalms 95:7.
4. To attend favorably; to regard.
They think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7.
5. To grant an answer to prayer.
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice. Psalms 116:1.
6. To attend to the facts, evidence, and arguments in a cause between parties; to try in a court of law or equity. The cause was heard and determined at the last term; or, it was heard at the last term, and will be determined at the next. Song of Solomon 2:14Sam.15.
7. To acknowledge a title; a Latin phrase.
HEAR'st thou submissive, but a lowly birth.
8. To be a hearer of; to sit under the preaching of; as, what minister do you hear? [A colloquial use of the word.]
9. To learn.
I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. John 8:43.
10. To approve and embrace.
They speak of the world, and the world heareth them. l John 4:1.
To hear a bird sing, to receive private communication.
HEAR, verb intransitive To enjoy the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. He is deaf, he cannot hear
1. To listen; to hearken; to attend.
He hears with solicitude.
2. To be told; to receive by report.
I hear there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 1 Corinthians 11:18.