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Definitions and Synonyms of ear | Another word for ear | What is ear?

Definition 1: the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium - [noun denoting body]

(ear is a kind of ...) an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

(ear is a part of ...) the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear

(ear is a part of ...) the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

(ear is a part of ...) the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound

(ear is a part of ...) a small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)

(ear is a part of ...) artery that supplies blood to the ear

(... is part of ear) the sensory system for hearing

(... is part of ear) organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium

(... is part of ear) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

"he stuck his head out the window"

Definition 2: the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for ear in the sense of this definition

(ear is a kind of ...) body structure given shape by cartilage

(... is a kind of ear ) an auricle deformed by injury; common among boxers

(ear is a part of ...) the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear

(ear is a part of ...) a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear

(... is part of ear) the part of the ear visible externally

Definition 3: good hearing - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where ear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a keen ear
  • a good ear for pitch

(ear is a kind of ...) the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

"his hearing was impaired"

Definition 4: attention to what is said - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where ear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to get her ear

(ear is a kind of ...) the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

Definition 5: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for ear in the sense of this definition

(ear is a kind of ...) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

(... is a kind of ear ) an ear of corn

(... is part of ear) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

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