Heads vs Hears - What's the difference?

heads | hears |

As verbs the difference between heads and hears

is that heads is (head) while hears is (hear).

As an interjection heads

is a shouted warning that something is falling from above, mind your heads.

As a noun heads

is or heads can be (slang) high-grade marijuana.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

Plural of head.


  • A shouted warning that something is falling from above, mind your heads.
  • Synonyms
    * (warning) heads up, fore, timber


    (head) (p)
  • (nautical) That part of older sailing ships forward of the forecastle and around the beak, used by the crew as their lavatory; still used as the word for toilets on a ship.
  • The side of a coin that bears the picture of the head of state or similar
  • Heads , I win.
  • abbreviation for headphones.
  • Pass me the heads , I wanna listen.
  • (Irish, legal) Draft scheme of a before it is formally introduced to a parliament
  • * 2000s " How Irish statutes were made" Queens University Belfast:
  • Until the session of 1782 bills could only (under Poynings’ Law) begin in the Irish privy council. However, informal legislative initiatives, known as ‘heads of bills’, began regularly in the houses of parliament.
  • * 2012 Department of Justice and Equality " Government Publishes Proposed Amendments to Anti Money-Laundering Law" Dublin, 6 June 2012:
  • The Heads of the Bill are being published to enable consultation with relevant sectors on the proposed changes prior to the detailed drafting of the Bill.
    * (side of coin ): tails
    Derived terms
    * heads of agreement

    Etymology 2


  • (head)
  • Etymology 3

    head (from the notion that it gives a head high) (possibly either genitive or plural).


  • (slang) High-grade marijuana.
  • Synonyms
    * (l), (l), (l), (l) * (l)
    Coordinate terms
    * (l), (l), (l) * (l), (l)






  • (hear)
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia hear)


  • (label) To perceive sounds through the ear.
  • (label) To perceive (a sound, or something producing a sound) with the ear, to recognize (something) in an auditory way.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
  • (label) To exercise this faculty intentionally; to listen to.
  • * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w) 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?
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=3 , passage=It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me. […]”}}
  • (label) To listen favourably to; to grant (a request etc.).
  • (label) To receive information about; to come to learn of.
  • * 1667 , (John Milton), (Paradise Lost) :
  • Adam, soon as he heard / The fatal Trespass don by Eve, amaz'd, / Astonied stood and Blank [...].
  • (label) To listen to (a person, case) in a court of law; to try.
  • To sympathize with; to share the feeling or opinion of.
  • Derived terms

    * another county heard from * forehear * hard of hearing * hear about * hear hear * hear on the grapevine * hear out * hear the grass grow * hearing aid * mishear * overhear * rehear

    See also

    * audible * deaf * listen


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