Adjective "ear" definition and examples

(Ear may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The organ of hearing and balance in humans and other vertebrates, especially the external part of this.
  1. 'He unconsciously leaned his ear towards the sound reverberating through the guitar and nodded as he tuned.'
  2. 'Within a few days, he completely lost hearing in his left ear.'
  3. 'Tyler stood out even from this group with five earrings on each ear, two eyebrow rings on each eyebrow, four lip rings, and two tongue pierces.'
  4. 'Middle ear infections and fluid in the ear are the most common causes of temporary hearing loss in children.'
  5. 'I'm 31, and got my left ear pierced a couple of years ago.'
  6. 'Whispering softly into the patient's ear or holding a softly ticking wristwatch close to the ear can be helpful in making a gross evaluation of hearing.'
  7. 'The balancing mechanism in the ear can be tested in various ways using vestibulometric tests.'
  8. 'Eighteen months on, Oliver, now three, has no hearing in his left ear and limited hearing in his right ear.'
  9. '"I don't like this…" he muttered as he placed his sensitive ear against the door.'
  10. 'One night, a moth flew into my mom's ear while she was washing dishes.'
  11. 'At that point the sensitive hound ears picked up another presence and he bounded over to greet me.'
  12. 'There was a wolf sitting on the gleaming linoleum outside the office, head cocked, ears pricked.'
  13. 'Suddenly he tensed, his sharp wolf ears picking out movement in the sand.'
  14. 'They have a tragus, which can be folded back to seal the opening of the ear when the animal digs.'
  15. 'The voice is familiar to her and her cat ears perk up at the sound.'
  16. 'When describing settings, Petry has an eye for details, and when creating characters, an ear for dialogue.'
  17. 'In fact, it sounded so good that it seemed as though someone with an ear for classical music was at the helm of this company and so we decided to investigate.'
  18. 'Brennan has a keen ear for dialogue, and the exchanges between Virginia and her family demonstrate this extremely well.'
  19. 'The film was written by Laurence Coriat, who has an ear for the sort of unadorned, matter-of-fact dialogue that says a lot by what it leaves out.'
  20. 'He also has an ear for sampling, using horns and steel drums as needed.'
  21. 'He loves the English language and has a keen ear for its music.'
  22. 'He was also a magnificent writer with an ear for language and a wonderful imagination, and a fine poet to boot.'
  23. 'It's a major work, an announcement from someone with an eye for beauty amidst squalor and an ear for the very real cadences of very specific slang and dialect.'
  24. 'The duo play multiple instruments and both have an ear for finding rhythm tracks by recording clocks ticking, bells ringing and lawnmowers mowing.'
  25. 'Mom has a very finely tuned ear for music and languages.'
  26. 'she offers a sympathetic ear to worried pet owners'
  27. 'In this instance all I can offer is company, a sympathetic ear and warm hugs - even if only from a distance at the moment.'
  28. 'Vaughn listened with a patient ear, leaning back in his seat, asking a question or two when it was necessary.'
  29. 'She listened with an eager ear, thirsty for knowledge of a life better than her own.'
  30. 'She offers a sympathetic ear and reassuring guidance.'
  31. 'If I didn't have a shoulder to lean on or a compassionate ear willing to listen to me rant, I might've been tempted to quit.'
  32. 'What the bride needs more than anything else during this time is someone who will offer a sympathetic ear and practical advice.'
  33. 'They are offering a sympathetic ear to farmers suffering in the present weather crisis.'
  34. 'He has been attending the Doctors and Dentists Group for many years, finding it a vital help, offering practical guidance and a sympathetic ear.'
  35. 'He's gone all soppy, crying because he misses Saskia and being a kind ear to listen to all Craig's miserable longings.'
  36. '"I'm there as a chaplain to listen with a sympathetic ear to any concerns they may have, " Yee said.'

noun

The seed-bearing head or spike of a cereal plant.
  1. 'In the case of cereals, grain is the primary yield and total production depends on the number of plants per area, tillers per plant, number of ears per tiller, grains per ear and mass per grain.'
  2. 'The data from these five populations, each planted from an individual ear, are presented in Table 8.'
  3. 'In this case, the phenotypic description included the measurements of the length of the awn considering those of the more distal spikelets of the ear.'
  4. 'Plants were allowed to open-pollinate and all measurements were taken on plants with a fertilized ear.'
  5. 'In half of the plants, sink size was reduced by retaining only the five central spikelets of an ear.'
  6. 'Measurements were conducted at 20°C at the second leaf of seedlings and at 25°C at the second leaf above the ear during flowering.'
  7. 'Place two potatoes, one lobster, a half pound clams and one ear corn on each piece.'
  8. 'Place the ear of corn into a saucepan and cover with water.'
  9. 'Last year I had corn earworm damage in just about every ear.'
  10. 'When an ear of corn is broken in half, the tip half shows the smooth endosperm.'
  11. 'Hold the husked ear of corn upright in a deep, wide bowl.'
  12. 'Raccoons' habit of moving on to the next ear of corn before finishing the first makes them especially damaging to fields of both sweet corn and field corn.'
  13. 'In the piles were 10 red ears of corn and whoever found a red ear of corn got to kiss whoever they wanted to.'

More definitions

1. the organ of hearing and equilibrium in vertebrates, in humans consisting of an external ear that gathers sound vibrations, a middle ear in which the vibrations resonate against the tympanic membrane, and a fluid-filled internal ear that maintains balance and that conducts the tympanic vibrations to the auditory nerve, which transmits them as impulses to the brain.

2. the external ear alone: The hat completely covers his ears.

3. the sense of hearing: sounds that are pleasing to th

More examples(as adjective)

"surgeries can be ear."

"pendants can be ear."

"foods can be ear."

Origin

(ear)Old English ēar, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aar and German Ähre.

Phrase

be all ears
bring something (down) about one's ears
one's ears are burning
grin (or smile) from ear to ear
have something coming out of one's ears
have someone's ear
have (or keep) an ear to the ground
in one ear and out the other
listen with half an ear
be out on one's ear
reach someone's ears
up to one's ears in