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E'AR, n. L. auris, whence auricula audio.

1. The organ of hearing the organ by which sound is perceived and in general, both the external and internal part is understood by the term. The external ear is a cartilaginous funnel, attached, by ligaments and muscles, to the temporal bone.
2. The sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judging of harmony the power of nice perception of the differences of sound, or of consonances and dissonances. She has a delicate ear for music, or a good ear.
3. In the plural, the head or person.

It is better to pass over an affront from one scoundrel,than to draw a herd about one's ears.

4. The top, or highest part.

The cavalier was up to the ears in love.

5. A favorable hearing attention heed regard. Give no ear to flattery.

I cried to God--and he gave ear to me. Psalms 77

He could not gain the prince's ear.

6. Disposition to like or dislike what is heard opinion judgment taste.

He laid his sense closer--according to the style and ear of those times.

7. Any part of a thing resembling an ear a projecting part from the side of any thing as the ears of a vessel used as handles.
8. The spike of corn that part of certain plants which contains the flowers and seeds as an ear of wheat or maiz.

To be by the ears,------------------

To fall together by the ears,------- to fight or scuffle to

To go together by the ears,--------- quarrel.

To set by the ears, to make strife to cause to quarrel.


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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Ear'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/e/ear.html.

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