Definitions for overhearˌoʊ vərˈhɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•hearˌoʊ vərˈhɪər(v.t.)-heard, -hear•ing.

  1. to hear (speech or a speaker) without the speaker's intention or knowledge.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catch, take in, overhear(verb)

    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

    "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overhear(verb)ˌoʊ vərˈhɪər

    to hear a conversation that you were not intended to hear

    I overheard two girls talking about the party.


  1. overhear(Verb)

    To hear something that wasn't meant for one's ears.

  2. Origin: From *, from oferhieran, equivalent to . Cognate with overhoren, überhören, overhøre, yfirheyra.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to hear (what one was not intended to hear)

She overheard two people talking in the next room.

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