eared

Definitions

  • GOLD EAR-RINGS OF TROY
    GOLD EAR-RINGS OF TROY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj eared having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination
    • adj eared worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down "a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman","an old book with dog-eared pages"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A boy covers his ears while a girl plays the piano A boy covers his ears while a girl plays the piano
WHO HAS THE DONKEY'S EARS, NOW WHO HAS THE DONKEY'S EARS, NOW
Another Took Me by the Ear 285 Another Took Me by the Ear 285
With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc
The boy grabs the hare by the ears The boy grabs the hare by the ears
MADAM, THE DRUM OF YOUR RIGHT EAR IS ALMOST ENTIRELY DESTROYED MADAM, THE DRUM OF YOUR RIGHT EAR IS ALMOST ENTIRELY DESTROYED
MIDAS'S EAR MIDAS'S EAR
"Nestie whispered something in Speug's ear." "Nestie whispered something in Speug's ear."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing
    • Eared Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared.
    • Eared (Zoöl) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Each person's ears are unique.
    • eared Having ears; having appendages or processes resembling the external ear. In heraldry, animals borne in coat-armor with their ears differing in tincture from that of the body are blazoned eared of such a metal or color.
    • eared In ornithology, having conspicuous auricular feathers, as the eared grebe, or having plumicorns, as various species of eared owls.
    • eared In Mammalia, auriculate; having large or peculiar outer ears, as certain bats; having outer ears in a group of animals others of which have them not: as, the eared seals.
    • eared In botany, same as auriculate, 2.
    • eared Having ears or awns, as grain. In heraldry, grain with the ear differing in tincture from the stalk or blade is blazoned eared of such a metal or color: as, a stalk of wheat vert, eared or.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grasping your ears is a sign of repentance or sincerity in India.
    • adj Eared of corn, having ears
    • adj Eared having ears
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A hungry stomach has no ears.”
  • Frank Tyger
    Frank Tyger
    “Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut”
  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing.”
  • Woodrow Wyatt
    Woodrow Wyatt
    “A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.”
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
    Sir Thomas Beecham
    “Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.”

Idioms

All ears - If someone says they're all ears, they are very interested in hearing about something.
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Be all ears - If you are all ears, you are very eager to hear what someone has to say.
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Bend someone's ear - To bend someone's ear is to talk to someone about something for a long-enough period that it becomes tiresome for the listener.
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Cloth ears - If you don't listen to people, they may suggest you have cloth ears.
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Dog-eared - If a book is dog-eared, it is in bad condition, with torn pages, etc.
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From your lips to God's ears - When you say this to someone, it means that you hope what they are saying will come true.
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In one ear and out the other - If something goes in one ear and out the other, you forget it as soon as you've heard it because it was too complicated, boring etc.
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Keep your ear to the ground - If you keep your ear to the ground, you try to keep informed about something, especially if there are rumours or uncertainties.
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Lend an ear - If you lend an ear, you listen to what someone has to say. ('Lend your ear' is an alternative form.)
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Little pitchers have big ears - (USA) This means that children hear more and understand the world around them better than many adults realize.
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Make a pig's ear - If you make a pig's ear of something, you make a mess of it.
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Music to my ears - If something someone says is music to your ears, it is exactly what you had wanted to hear.
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Play by ear - If you play by ear, you deal with something in an impromptu manner, without guidelines or rules. It refers to playing music without using written notation.
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Play it by ear - If you play it by ear, you don't have a plan of action, but decide what to do as events take shape.
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Prick up your ears - If you prick up your ears, you listen very carefully. ('Pick up your ears' is also used.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éare; cf. L. auris, Ger. ohr.

Usage

In literature:

Boxing a child's ears is but one of a great many things you should never do to the ears.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
And keep your ears open for suspicious conversations.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
As the voice depends for guidance on the ear, so the ear benefits by the improvement of the voice.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
I was no longer interested, yet the voice of the Prodigal droned in my ear.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The sound, deep and reverberant, should have reached every ear within, however inattentive.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The man threw a soul of anger and hatred into his ears and listened.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
My puling pipe to beat against thine ear.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
As he would not stop the music, I stopped hearing it by stuffing my ears tight with cotton-wool.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
We came almost abreast of the light; not a sound reached our ears.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
He has not proceeded over twenty paces, when a sound fills his ears, as well as the woods around.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Their not unmusical voices ring pleasantly upon the ear.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
On the contrary, the haughty jeering tones fell bitterly upon the ear of the cibolero.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
As the name Zuker fell upon his ears he trembled so that he nearly over-balanced himself and fell into the water below.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Carol's ears turned bright red.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Then voices in heated argument reached their ears.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
With ears and eyes I scouted the river-bank.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Cut ears free from head, working with knife close to skull.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
Thorpe sensed that an Admiral of the Navy must not lend too credulous an ear to impossible stories.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Suddenly a humming sound came to his ears.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
And the skin came off his nose and ears from the sun.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

"A light, a guide, a warning,
A presence ever near,
Through the deep silence of the flesh
I reach the inward ear.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"No prayer for light and guidance
Is lost upon mine ear
The child's cry in the darkness
Shall not the Father hear?
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But oh! my heart grew heavy
When tidings reach'd my ear,
That she, poor little maiden,
Had joined her mother dear.
"The Mother's Grave" by Peter John Allan
O the merry burst of gladness!
O the soft and tender tone!
O the whisper never uttered
Save to one fond ear alone!
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
And I think, as Isa stands
With the rose within her hands,
Other sounds are in her ear
Than the river's gliding near.
"Isa In The Garden" by Alexander Anderson
He spake as never man before;
She stands with open ears;
He spake of holy days in store,
Laid bare the vanished years.
"The Woman of Samaria" by George MacDonald

In news:

This Aug 1 photo shows a drought damaged ear of corn in a Westfield, Ind.
The soundtrack puts crash-blisters on your ear anvil.
Oldman is a powerhouse — just catch him in Sid and Nancy or Prick Up Your Ears.
The shooter killed two 24-year-old men: Breyon Williams, a man identified as the Crip member, was shot once behind the ear and died in the yard.
That was the sound that reached my ears as my skis glided along the already established narrow, parallel tracks in the snow.
This Listen Here is dedicated to smaller ears.
Kicker Valid Talk In-Ear and Cush Over-Ear Headphones.
This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG) Silicon Valley, he had a comfortable job as a product manager at Google making six figures a year.
This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG).
Mark Mulligan / The Herald Pat Webster sets up her equipment for creating custom ear protection earlier this month at the Kenmore Gun Range.
Where to get custom-made ear plugs.
Texas man charged in cutting off puppy's ears.
Authorities have accused an Amarillo man of cutting off a puppy's ears and trying to sew them back on, according to amarillo.com.
Looking for a night of highly explosive drama, ear-marked by terse, intense Pulitzer-prize winning dialogue, dense characterizations and high-brow philosophical musings.
McPherson police start program that puts pastors in police cars to lend understanding ear.
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In science:

Note: Western music has evolved to where these intervals are considered generally more pleasant to the ear than other intervals between notes.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
Moreover, contrary to charged par ticles produced by DM annihilations/decays, gamma-rays suffer little or null attenuation when travelling to the Ear th and they point directly to the source.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
DM searches through neutrinos are mainly pursued looking at neutrinos from the Sun, the Ear th and the galactic center.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Since the neutrino flux from the Sun and the Ear th depends on the amounts of DM par ticles captured inside these objects, these observations can probe the DM scattering cross-sections off protons.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
As a result, for a general flavor composition of the neutrino flux, the number of µ-track events at a neutrino telescope such as ICECUBE varies during a year when the distance between the Sun and the Ear th changes due to the eccentricity of the Ear th orbit.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
The variation of the distance between the Sun and Ear th during a year is of order of 5 million kilometers which is of the same order as the oscillation length Losc = 4πEν /∆m2 12 for Eν ∼ 100 GeV.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Let us take L(t) to be the distance between the Sun and the Ear th which varies with time.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
As every polygon has at least one ear, this might suggest a recursive approach for the reconstruction: cut off an ear, recurse, and glue the ear back on.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Even if we had a way of finding an ear, it is not clear how to operating on G(cid:63) cut it off, i.e., how to obtain a graph indistinguishable to the visibility graph of the new polygon from G(cid:63) vis (cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Property ((cid:68)): For every ear vi of Gvis , all vertices in the same class as vi are ears.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
As mentioned above, every polygon has at least one ear.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
This means that, assuming we could find these ears, we could repeatedly cut off entire classes of ears, obtaining smaller and smaller polygons.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Consider guarding the pair of ear regions without using any of the three edges that form each ear.
Hidden Mobile Guards in Simple Polygons
In each case, any maximal combination of non-ear edges fails to guard either ear completely.
Hidden Mobile Guards in Simple Polygons
Moreover, a portion of the remaining unguarded region in each ear is not visible from any edge of the other ear.
Hidden Mobile Guards in Simple Polygons
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