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  Dictionary Definition of ear

EAR
expired air resuscitation.
ear [1]
noun
1. the organ of hearing, in humans and other mammals usually consisting of three parts ( external ear, middle ear, and inner ear ).
2. the external part alone.
3. the sense of hearing.
4. keen perception of the differences of sound, especially sensitiveness to the quality and correctness of musical sounds: an ear for music.
5. attention; heed, especially favourable attention: gain a person's ear.
6. any object resembling or suggestive of the external ear, as the handle of a pitcher or the part of a bell by which it is hung.
7. Journalism either of the small spaces or boxes in the upper corners of the front page of a newspaper, containing displayed matter, as an indication of the edition, an advertisement, etc.
-- phrase
8. be all ears, to listen attentively.
9. bend someone's ear, Colloquial to harangue (someone).
10. by ear, without dependence upon or reference to written music.
11. do on one's ear, do without difficulty.
12. fall on deaf ears, to pass unheeded.
13. have an ear to the ground, to be well informed about gossip or trends.
14. go in one ear and out the other, to be heard but ignored; to make no impression.
15. out on one's ear, dismissed summarily.
16. set by the ears, to cause to disagree or quarrel.
17. turn a deaf ear, to refuse to help or consider helping.
18. up to one's ears, deeply involved; extremely busy.
19. wet behind the ears, naive; immature.
[ME ere, OE eare, c. G Ohr; akin to L auris, Greek os ]
-- earless, adjective -- earlike, adjective