What does overhear mean?

Definitions for overhearˌoʊ vərˈhɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overhear.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overhear

    ō-vėr-hēr′, v.t. to hear what was not intended to be heard: to hear by accident: (Shak.) to hear over again.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhear in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jackson Lee:

    I could overhear her speaking with a flight attendant (an African American woman), i saw the gate agent go to the seat of the individual who was walking back and forth before we took off.

  2. Louise Sattler:

    You would overhear the mom and daughter talking about, 'Oh, isn't it great that you just filmed so-and-so. This'll be a snap. You've already been in front of this producer,' anything to get into the mind of the poor kid who is going up for an audition.

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