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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Used frequently in a figurative sense (Psalms 34:15). To "uncover the ear" is to show respect to a person (1 Samuel 20:2 marg.). To have the "ear heavy", or to have "uncircumcised ears" (Isaiah 6:10), is to be inattentive and disobedient. To have the ear "bored" through with an awl was a sign of perpetual servitude (Exodus 21:6).

Naves Topical Index

Blood put upon:

In consecration of priests
Exodus 29:20; Leviticus 8:23

In cleansing lepers
Leviticus 14:14; Leviticus 14:25

Anointed with oil in purifications
Leviticus 14:17; Leviticus 14:28

Bored as a sign of servitude
Exodus 21:5-6; Psalms 40:6

Figurative, anthropomorphic uses of
Psalms 17:6; Psalms 39:12; Psalms 77:1; Psalms 80:1; Psalms 84:8

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

E'AR, noun [Latin 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 77:1.

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.

EAR, verb intransitive To shoot, as an ear; to form ears, as corn.

EAR, verb transitive [Latin aro.] To plow or till.