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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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