hear is the dictionary form of heard Definition of hear
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
Synonyms: try

"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"

Related terms: pick_up
5. [ verb ] listen and pay attention
Synonyms: listen take_heed

"Listen to your father" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

Related terms: concentrate incline hearer listening
Similar spelling:   Heward