Ear(n.) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
Ear(n.) The organ of hearing; the external ear.
Ear(n.) The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.
Ear(n.) That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.
Ear(n.) Same as Acroterium.
Ear(n.) Same as Crossette.
Ear(n.) Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
Ear(v. i.) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
Ear(v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.
Ear(v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.
Eared(a.) Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared.
Eared(a.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears.
Eared(imp. & p. p.) of Ear
Earing(n.) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called head earing.
Earing(n.) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing.
Earing(n.) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
Earing(n.) Coming into ear, as corn.
Earing(n.) A plowing of land.
Earing(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ear
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