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English noun: ear

1. ear (body) the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

Broader (hypernym)receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor

Part holonymarteria auricularis, auricular artery, eardrum, fenestra, myringa, organ of hearing, tympanic membrane, tympanum, vestibule of the ear

Part meronymauditory system, caput, head, vestibular apparatus, vestibular system

2. ear (cognition) good hearing

SamplesHe had a keen ear.
A good ear for pitch.

Broader (hypernym)audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, hearing, sense of hearing

3. ear (body) the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear

Synonymsauricle, pinna

Broader (hypernym)cartilaginous structure

Narrower (hyponym)cauliflower ear

Part holonymear lobe, earlobe, tragus

Part meronymexternal ear, outer ear

4. ear (cognition) attention to what is said

SamplesHe tried to get her ear.

Broader (hypernym)attending, attention

5. ear (plant) fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Synonymscapitulum, spike

Broader (hypernym)fruit

Narrower (hyponym)mealie

Part meronymcorn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays

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