Definitions for EARɪər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word EAR
the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
"he had a keen ear"; "a good ear for pitch"
auricle, pinna, ear(noun)
the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
attention to what is said
"he tried to get her ear"
ear, spike, capitulum(noun)
fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
the organ of hearing; the external ear
the sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only
that which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell
same as Acroterium
same as Crossette
privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention
to take in with the ears; to hear
the spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels
to put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well
to plow or till; to cultivate
The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system. Often the entire organ is considered the ear, though it may also be considered just the visible portion. In most mammals, the visible ear is a flap of tissue that is also called the pinna and is the first of many steps in hearing. Vertebrates have a pair of ears placed somewhat symmetrically on opposite sides of the head. This arrangement aids in the ability to localize sound sources.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.
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Rank popularity for the word 'EAR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3519
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'EAR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2782
Rank popularity for the word 'EAR' in Nouns Frequency: #787
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