The organ of hearing and balance in humans and other vertebrates, especially the external part of this
The seed-bearing head or spike of a cereal plant
Pleasant to look at (or listen to)
Helen had an infection of the ear
A drop earring; = ear-drop.
An ornament for a horse's ear; (also more generally) a bow decorating a person's or an animal's ear.
Any of various kinds of cap or cover for the ear of a person or animal; specifically one of a pair of coverings for the ears of a horse.
Any of various horseflies or deer flies (family Tabanidae) that bite the ears of horses; especially Chrysops vittatus.
The pinna of the ear, or a part of this; (in later use) specifically = earlobe.
The membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
Either of a pair of tabs, especially affixed to either side of a cap or hat, which cover the ears for warmth or protection; an ear flap. Usually in plural.
A tag or marker of a durable material which is attached to the ear of an animal to indicate identity, ownership, etc.
To attach an ear tag to (an animal).
The tip of the pinna or external ear.
A pot handle.
(More fully cloud ear fungus, cloud ear mushroom) an edible fungus, Auricularia polytricha, which grows in groups of brownish-grey fruiting bodies on dead wood and is used in East Asian cookery; also called black fungus, wood ear.
A person who bites the ears of other people.
Any of the bones enclosing or forming part of the ear; specifically = ossicle.
(Of a horse) that has its ears pointing forward.
A small feather brush or other implement used to clean the ear.
(More fully ear bulb syringe) a hollow rubber or plastic bulb ending in or attached to a tapering tube, used especially to deliver cleansing or medicated liquids to the ear canal.
(Also external ear canal) the passage that extends from the external opening of the ear to the eardrum; the external auditory meatus.
An armchair or easy chair having side pieces fixed near the top of the back.
The part of the pinna or (in a bird, especially an owl) the head surrounding the ear opening.
Maize; specifically maize with the grain remaining on the cob.
Coughing elicited by irritation or manipulation of the ear canal; (in full ear-cough reflex) the reflex responsible for such coughing, which involves a small branch of the vagus nerve; an instance of this.
A type of earring worn around the edge of the ear.
(With in, into) deeply immersed or involved.
Liquid medication to be applied in small amounts to the ear
A second crop or new growth of grass after the first has been mown; = aftermath.
A protector for the ear. Chiefly in plural.
An earring, especially a hoop earring.
Archaeol. a type of Graeco-Roman oil lamp having ear-shaped handles.
The leaf attached immediately below an ear of maize.
Resembling an ear.
An instrument for cleaning earwax out of the ear.
A part of a helmet covering the ear.
An opportunity to be heard, consideration.
The base of the external ear; the earlobe.
Something disagreeable to the ear; a very unpleasant noise.
Having sore or deafened ears. Formerly also: deafening, cacophonous.
A stud, frequently an ornamented one, worn in a hole pierced through the lobe of the ear.
The hook, wire, or metal loop that passes through the hole in a pierced ear, to which a gemstone, ornament, etc., may be attached to make an earring.
The outer region of the ear, consisting of the pinna (external ear) and the external auditory meatus (ear canal), and separated from the middle ear by the tympanic membrane (eardrum).
British slang. Beer.
= pink-eared duck.
A projecting flat part of a pipe, having a hole by which it may be fixed to a wall.
The erect pointed ears characteristic of some animals, especially dogs; ears that are pricked up or stand erect. Formerly also occasionally in singular Compare prick.