(Ear), n. [AS. ear; akin to D. aar, OHG. ahir, G. ähre, Icel., Sw., & Dan. ax, Goth. ahs. . Cf.
Awn, Edge.] The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the
First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.Mark iv. 28.
(Ear), v. i. To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
(Ear), v. t. [OE. erien, AS. erian; akin to OFries. era, OHG. erran, MHG. eren, ern, Prov. G.
aren, ären, Icel. erja, Goth. arjan, Lith. arti, OSlav. orati, L. arare, Gr. . Cf. Arable.] To plow or
till; to cultivate. "To ear the land." Shak.
(Ear"a*ble) a. Arable; tillable. [Archaic]
(Ear"ache`) n. Ache or pain in the ear.
(Ear"al) a. Receiving by the ear. [Obs.] Hewyt.
(Ear"-bored`) a. Having the ear perforated.
(Ear"cap`) n. A cap or cover to protect the ear from cold.
(Ear"coc`kle) n. (Bot.) A disease in wheat, in which the blackened and contracted grain, or
ear, is filled with minute worms.
1. A pendant for the ear; an earring; as, a pair of eardrops.
2. (Bot.) A species of primrose. See Auricula.
(Ear"drum`) n. (Anat.) The tympanum. See Illust. of Ear.
1. Having (such or so many) ears; used in composition; as, long- eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-
2. (Zoöl.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears.
Eared owl (Zoöl.), an owl having earlike tufts of feathers, as the long-eared owl, and short-eared owl.
Eared seal (Zoöl.), any seal of the family Otariidæ, including the fur seals and hair seals. See Seal.
(Ear"i*ness) n. [Scotch ery or eiry affected with fear.] Fear or timidity, especially of something
supernatural. [Written also eiryness.]
The sense of eariness, as twilight came on.De Quincey.
(Ear"ing), n. (Naut.) (a) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff;
also called head earing. (b) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing.
(c) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
(Ear"ing), n. Coming into ear, as corn.
(Ear"ing), n. A plowing of land. [Archaic]
Neither earing nor harvest.Gen. xlv. 6.