KJV Dictionary Definition: ear


E'AR, n. L. auris, whence auricula; audio.

1. The organ of hearing; the organ by which sound is perceived; and in general, both the external and internal part is understood by the term. The external ear is a cartilaginous funnel, attached, by ligaments and muscles, to the temporal bone.

2. The sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judging of harmony; the power of nice perception of the differences of sound, or of consonances and dissonances. She has a delicate ear for music, or a good ear.

3. In the plural, the head or person.

It is better to pass over an affront from one scoundrel,than to draw a herd about one's ears.

4. The top, or highest part.

The cavalier was up to the ears in love.

5. A favorable hearing; attention; heed; regard. Give no ear to flattery.

I cried to God--and he gave ear to me. Ps.77.

He could not gain the prince's ear.

6. Disposition to like or dislike what is heard; opinion; judgment; taste.

He laid his sense closer--according to the style and ear of those times.

7. Any part of a thing resembling an ear; a projecting part from the side of any thing; as the ears of a vessel used as handles.

8. The spike of corn; that part of certain plants which contains the flowers and seeds; as an ear of wheat or maiz.

To be by the ears,------------------

To fall together by the ears,------- to fight or scuffle; to

To go together by the ears,--------- quarrel.

To set by the ears, to make strife; to cause to quarrel.


E'ARED, pp. Having ears; having spikes formed, as corn.


E'ARING, n. In seamen's language, a small rope employed to fasten the upper corner of a sail to its yard.

E'ARING, n. A plowing of land. Gen.44.


E'ARRING, n. A pendant; an ornament, sometimes set with diamonds, pearls or other jewels, worn at the ear, by means of a ring passing through the lobe.