AskDefine | Define heard

Dictionary Definition

heard (See hear)


1 perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
2 get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see]
3 examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California" [syn: try]
4 receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
5 listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision" [syn: listen, take heed] [also: heard]heard adj : detected or perceived by the sense of hearing; "a conversation heard through the wall"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • RP: /'hɜːd/, /"h3:d/
  • US: /'hɝd/, /"h3`d/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)d

Alternative forms

Verb form

  1. Simple past and past participle of to hear.

Old English


Common Germanic *hardhuz



Extensive Definition

Heard can refer to:
heard in German: Heard
heard in French: Heard
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