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Is hear a Scrabble word?

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You can make 19 words from 'hear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'hear'


3 letters words from 'hear'

REH 6 

2 letters words from 'hear'

AE 2AH 5
AR 2EA 2
EH 5ER 2
HA 5HE 5
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of hear

hear ehar haer aher eahr aehr hera ehra hrea rhea erha reha hare ahre hrae rhae arhe rahe earh aerh erah reah areh raeh

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word hear. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in hear.

Definitions and meaning of hear


Alternative forms

  • heare (obsolete)


From Middle English heren, from Old English hīeran (to hear), from Proto-Germanic *hauzijaną (to hear), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱh₂owsyéti (to be sharp-eared), from *h₂eḱ- (sharp) + *h₂ows- (ear) + *-yéti (denominative suffix). Cognate with Saterland Frisian heere (to hear), West Frisian hearre (to hear), Dutch horen (to hear), German hören (to hear), Danish and Norwegian Bokmål høre (to hear), Norwegian Nynorsk høyra (to hear), Icelandic heyra (to hear), Ancient Greek ἀκούω (akoúō, I hear).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɪə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /hɪɹ/
  • (Wales) IPA(key): /hjɜː/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
  • Homophones: here, hir


hear (third-person singular simple present hears, present participle hearing, simple past and past participle heard)

  1. (intransitive, stative) To perceive sounds through the ear. [from 10th c.]
  2. (transitive, stative) To perceive (a sound, or something producing a sound) with the ear, to recognize (something) in an auditory way. [from 10th c.]
  3. (transitive) To exercise this faculty intentionally; to listen to. [from 10th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John X:
      Agayne there was dissencion amonge the iewes for these sayinges, and many of them sayd: He hath the devyll, and is madde: why heare ye hym?
  4. (transitive) To listen favourably to; to grant (a request etc.). [from 10th c.]
  5. (transitive) To receive information about; to come to learn of. [from 10th c.]
  6. (with from) To be contacted by.
  7. (transitive) To listen to (a person, case) in a court of law; to try. [from 12th c.]
  8. (transitive, informal) To sympathize with; to understand the feelings or opinion of.

Derived terms


See also

  • audible
  • deaf
  • listen


  • hear in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • hear in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


  • Ahre, Hare, Hera, RHAe, Rahe, Rhea, hare, rhea



From Middle High German herre, from Old High German hērro, hēriro, comparative form of hēr (gray-haired, noble, venerable). Cognate with German Herr; see there for more.


hear m

  1. (Luserna) God, Lord


  • “hear” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

West Frisian


  • IPA(key): /hɪə̯r/

Etymology 1

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hear c (plural hearen, diminutive hearke)

  1. lord
  2. (Christianity) the Lord, God
  3. nobleman
  4. gentleman

Derived terms

  • leavehearsbistke
  • mynhear

Further reading

  • “hear (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Old Frisian here, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz.


hear c (plural hearen)

  1. army
  2. crowd

Further reading

  • “hear (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to perceive by the ear.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)