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A human ear.

See also -ear

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ɪə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /I@(r\)/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)
  • Homophones: -eer

Etymology 1

Middle English ere, from Old English ēare, from Proto-Germanic *auzōn, áusō (cf. West Frisian [[ear#Template:Fy|ear]], Dutch oor, German Ohr, Swedish öra), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ous- (cf. Old Irish [[áu, ó#Template:Sga|áu, ó]], Latin auris, Lithuanian ausìs, Russian уchо, Albanian vesh, Ancient Greek οὖς (oûs), Armenian unkn, Persian hoš).

Noun

Wikipedia

Singular
Ear

Plural
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  1. (countable) The organ of hearing, consisting of the pinna, auditory canal, eardrum, malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea.
  2. (countable) The external part of the organ of hearing, the auricle.
  3. (countable) (slang) A police informant.
    Quotations:
    • From the movie The Enforcer.
      If you don’t cooperate, I’ll put it out on the street that you’re an ear.
Derived terms
Translations
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See also

  • aural

Etymology 2

Middle English er, from Old English ēar, from Proto-Germanic *axaz(an) (cf. West Frisian [[ier#Template:Fy|ier]], Dutch aar, German Ähre), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ék- 'sharp' (cf. Latin acus 'needle; husk', Tocharian B [[āk#Template:Txb|āk]] 'ear, awn', Old Church Slavonic ostĭ 'wheat spike, sharp point'). More at edge.

Noun

Singular
Ear

Plural
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  1. (countable) The fruiting body of a grain plant.
    He is in the fields, harvesting ears of corn.
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Translations

Etymology 3

Old English erian

Verb

Infinitive
to Ear

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Ear (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To plough.
    • 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II
      That power I have, discharge; and let them go
      To ear the land that hath some hope to grow,
      For I have none.
Translations

Anagrams

  • aer,
  • are
  • era, ERA
  • Rae

Old English

Etymology 1

Akin to Old Norse aur

Noun

ēar m

  1. sea
  2. earth

Etymology 2

Proto-Germanic *ahiz, whence also Old High German ahir (German Ähre), Old Saxon ahar (Dutch aar), Old Norse ax. From a Proto-Indo-European root *ak ('pointed'); compare Latin acus "needle"

Noun

ēar

  1. ear (of corn)

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

Template:Gd-noun

  1. east

Antonyms

  • iar

Derived terms

  • an ear
  • sear

West Frisian

Noun

ear n.

  1. ear

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