What does Heard mean?

Definitions for Heard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heardadjective

    detected or perceived by the sense of hearing

    "a conversation heard through the wall"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heard

    It is now written herd: as, cowherd, a cowkeeper; hyrd , Saxon.signifies a keeper, and is sometimes initial; as heardbearht, a glorious keeper: sometimes final, as cyneheard, a royal keeper. Edmund Gibson Camden.


  1. heard

    The general definition of "heard" is the past tense and past participle of the verb "hear," which means to perceive or become aware of sound through the ears.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heard

    of Hear

  2. Heard

    imp. & p. p. of Hear

Editors Contribution

  1. heardverb

    Verb form of the word hear.

    They heard the music coming from the speakers as they entered the wedding venue, it brought much joy to their soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HEARD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Heard is ranked #1534 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Heard surname appeared 23,408 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Heard.

    54.5% or 12,762 total occurrences were Black.
    39.1% or 9,160 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 733 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 569 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 94 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 94 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Heard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #481

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Heard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #398

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Heard in a Sentence

  1. Elie Honig:

    Tell the jury, 'You just heard a bunch of tales from a bunch of lying criminal scoundrels who simply want to please the government, and my guy is their meal ticket,'.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Now, I have heard some of my Republican colleagues argue that this trial would be unconstitutional because Donald Trump is no longer in office, an argument that has been roundly repudiated, debunked by constitutional scholars left, right and center, and defies basiccommonsense, it makes nosensewhatsoever that a president — or any official — could commit a heinous crime against our country and then be permitted to resign so as to avoid accountability and a vote to disbar them from future office. It makes nosense.

  3. Lou Correa:

    Not having a deadline going forward is a recipe for disaster if I've ever heard one.

  4. Joe Biden:

    I heard and I listened to and I respect Sen. California Sen. Kamala Harris, but, you know, we all know that 30 seconds to 60 seconds in a campaign debate exchange can't do justice to a lifetime committed to civil rights.

  5. Bennett Freeman:

    We've already heard a direct threat from the Beijing organizing committee threatening' certain punishments' for those who engage in political speech that violates the spirit of the Olympic Committee, as the Chinese official put it, and they have not walked back those comments. Those threats stand, but the IOC rules do not prohibit athletes from speaking freely to the press.

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