Definitions for hearkenˈhɑr kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

heark•enˈhɑr kən(v.i.)

or hark•en

  1. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen.

  2. (v.t.)Archaic. to listen to; hear.

Origin of hearken:

1150–1200; ME hercnen, OE he(o)rcnian, suffixed form of assumed *heorcian; see hark , -en1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hark, harken, hearken(verb)

    listen; used mostly in the imperative


  1. hearken(Verb)

    To listen; to lend the ear; to attend or give heed to what is uttered; to hear with attention, obedience, or compliance.

  2. hearken(Verb)

    To hear by listening.

  3. hearken(Verb)

    To hear with attention; to regard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hearken(verb)

    to listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered; to give heed; to hear, in order to obey or comply

  2. Hearken(verb)

    to inquire; to seek information

  3. Hearken(verb)

    to hear by listening

  4. Hearken(verb)

    to give heed to; to hear attentively


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