(noun, verb)


1. the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

Definition categories: body, receptor

2. good hearing

- he had a keen ear

- a good ear for pitch

Definition categories: thought, audition, hearing

3. the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear

Similar word(s): auricle, pinna

Definition categories: body

4. attention to what is said

- he tried to get her ear

Definition categories: thought, attending, attention

5. fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Similar word(s): capitulum, spike

Definition categories: plant, fruit

Sentences with ear as a noun:

- a good ear for music

- the ears of a tub, skillet, or dish;

- He is in the fields, harvesting ears of corn.


1. (humorous) To take in with the ears; to hear.

2. (intransitive) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain does.

- This corn ears well.

3. (archaic) To plough.