• (n.) The organ of hearing; the external ear.
• (n.) The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of
discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in
the singular only.
• (n.) That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an
animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for
support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a
skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the
bow. See Illust. of Bell.
• (n.) Same as Acroterium.
• (n.) Same as Crossette.
• (n.) Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
• (v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.
• (n.) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley,
Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
• (v. i.) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as,
this corn ears well.
• (v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.