Hearse vs Hears - What's the difference?

hearse | hears |

As verbs the difference between hearse and hears

is that hearse is to enclose in a hearse; to entomb while hears is third-person singular of hear.

As a noun hearse

is a hind in the second year of its age.



(wikipedia hearse)


(en noun)
  • A hind in the second year of its age.
  • A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
  • A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • underneath this marble hearse
  • * Fairfax
  • Beside the hearse a fruitful palm tree grows.
  • * Longfellow
  • who lies beneath this sculptured hearse
  • A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Set down, set down your honourable load, / If honour may be shrouded in a hearse .
  • A carriage or vehicle specially adapted or used for transporting a dead person to the place of funeral or to the grave.
  • Verb

  • (dated) To enclose in a hearse; to entomb.
  • References





  • (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.
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  • (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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