• Earing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Coming into ear, as corn.
  2. (n.) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called head earing.
  3. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ear
  4. (n.) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
  5. (n.) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing.
  6. (n.) A plowing of land.

• Ear Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.
  2. (n.) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.
  3. (n.) Same as Acroterium.
  4. (v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.
  5. (n.) The organ of hearing; the external ear.
  6. (n.) That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.
  7. (v. i.) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.
  8. (v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.
  9. (n.) The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.
  10. (n.) Same as Crossette.

Auricle, Capitulum, Pinna, Spike,