1. perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

Definition categories: perception, comprehend, perceive

2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Similar word(s): discover, learn, see

Definition categories: cognition

3. examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process

- The jury had heard all the evidence

Similar word(s): try

Definition categories: social, examine, probe

4. receive a communication from someone

- We heard nothing from our son for five years

Definition categories: perception, receive

5. listen and pay attention

- We must hear the expert before we make a decision

Similar word(s): listen

Definition categories: perception, center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

Sentences with hear as a verb:

- I was deaf, and now I can hear.

- I heard a sound from outside the window.

- Eventually the king chose to hear her entreaties.

- Your case will be heard at the end of the month.

- You're tired of all the ads on TV? I hear ya.