• WordNet 3.6
    • n Lear the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    • n Lear British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In New York City it is illegal for a man to give 'The Standard Lear' to a woman. Violators are forced to wear horse blinders.
    • n Lear An annealing oven. See Leer n.
    • n Lear Lore; lesson.
    • a Lear See Leer a.
    • v. t Lear To learn. See Lere, to learn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Lear To teach; instruct; inform.
    • Lear To learn.
    • Lear To teach.
    • n Lear Learning; lore; a lesson.
    • Lear See leer.
    • n Lear See leer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Lear lēr (Spens.) to learn
    • n Lear that which is learned, a lesson:
    • n Lear (Scot.) learning
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In literature:

But he is old, as Lear is old; he is called the father of his kingdom.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
An ounce o' wit is worth a pound o' lear.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Is one that watches himself a mischief, and keeps a lear eye still, for fear it should escape him.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
At a time not far distant "Lear" was my favourite among Shakespeare's plays.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Enter Lear and the fool.
"Tolstoy on Shakespeare" by Leo Tolstoy
He thought of old Lear moaning over dead Cordelia.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Lear, Tobias, describes Henry's control of Virginia politics in 1788, 353.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
What can there be in common between Lear and Juliet?
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Macready, you acknowledge, is perhaps your superior in such parts as Lear and Hamlet; but did he ever paint a single side-scene in his life?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
The fate of Lear finds a parallel in that of {186} Gloucester in the underplot.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken

In poetry:

Oh, rending the veil asunder,
He fled to mingle again
With the dread Orestean thunder,
The Lear of the driven rain!
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
There's Sandy, he's sae fou o' lear,
To talk wi' him is vain;
For gin we a' should say 'twas fair,
He'd prove that it did rain.
"I’m Tibby Fowler O’ The Glen" by Susanna Blamire
Gae her meat -- and claise -- and siller;
Gae her bairnies wark and lear;
Lastly, gae this cot-house till her,
Wi' four sterling pounds a year.'
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Grant me an old man's frenzy,
Myself must I remake
Till I am Timon and Lear
Or that William Blake
Who beat upon the wall
Till Truth obeyed his call;
"An Acre Of Grass" by William Butler Yeats
''Twas then my native strains ye lear'd,
For passion spake while fancy cheer'd;
And while wi' flaunting airs ye flar'd
And thought to shine;
But Nature -- judging nature sneer'd And ca'd it -- fine!
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill
He's gane! -- he's gane! -- ah! welladay!
The spirit's flown that warm'd the clay!
The light has fled that cheer'd the way
Through lear's mirk page;
Fir'd the young breast wi' fancy's ray,
And charm'd the sage!
"On The Death Of David Doig, LL. D. Master Of The Grammar School, Stirling" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

' Glee ' producer Ryan Murphy to honor Norman Lear.
Raye Birk has the title role in Park Square Theatre's production of "King Lear".
Park Square Theatre's production of "King Lear" wants to make you an offer you can't refuse.
NEW YORK (AP) -- " King Lear " may be Shakespeare's greatest work, but, let's face it, it's also grindingly grim.
Chook Sabtain, Jenny Jules, Jonathan Pryce, Zoe Waites and Richard Hope in " King Lear ".
New Players Theater's King Lear .
This year they will be performing King Lear .
Too often the role of King Lear is played as an over-the-top lunatic trying to outshout the storm that rages around him literally and figuratively.
OXFORD TOWN – Veteran thespian Peter Pinow (pictured on the OT cover) takes the lead role as King Lear in Shakespeare's "darkest tradegy" this weekend at the Ford Center.
Presented by the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, curtains will rise on " King Lear " Saturday, June 3.
CNY Shakespeare's King Lear features powerful performances.
Classic's ' King Lear .
Dan Yount, who plays Gloucester, rehearses a scene for Classic Theatre's staging of " King Lear ".
New Moon Theatre Company Presents King Lear at TheatreWorks.
NEW YORK—Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy is paying tribute at the International Emmy Awards to television legends Norman Lear and Alan Alda, whose socially-conscious shows in the '70s changed the face of television.

In science:

The experimental programs - carried out in the past mostly at the former LEAR facility and at present at the AD facility at CERN - would bene fit from intense future sources of low energy p’s.
Low Energy Antiproton Experiments -- A Review
After moderation of a p beam from LEAR at CERN, p’s could be trapped in a cylindrical Penning trap for the first time in 1986 .
Low Energy Antiproton Experiments -- A Review
It has been shown at the LEAR facility at CERN that antiprotonic x-rays from atoms in which a p has been captured can be utilized to obtain information on the neutron mean square radii of nuclei (see Fig. 17) .
Low Energy Antiproton Experiments -- A Review
We have de fined an inference algorithme DEES designed to lear n rational stochastic languages which strictly contains the class of stochastic languages computable by PA (or HMM).
Learning rational stochastic languages
The BABAR measurement of this ratio is shown in fig. 2 (right) for six different mass bins of Mp ¯p ; a previous LEAR measurement12 is in disagreement with BABAR.
Measurement of the e+e- Multihadronic Cross Sections below 4.5 GeV with BaBar