|1.||[ verb ] perceive sound; perceive by the auditory sense|
|Related terms:||perceive catch catch hearing|
|2.||[ verb ] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally|
|Synonyms:||learn see discover find_out pick_up get_word get_a_line get_wind|
"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"
|Related terms:||discover trip_up wise_up get_the_goods ascertain witness discovery discovery|
|3.||[ verb ] (law) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process|
"The jury had heard all the evidence" "The case will be tried in California"
|Related terms:||probe rehear trier|
|4.||[ verb ] receive a communication from someone|
: "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
|5.||[ verb ] listen and pay attention|
"Listen to your father" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
|Related terms:||concentrate incline hearer listening|