If your dog trembled and shook at the sound of fireworks, he might have thought he heard gunshots. Heard means “perceived by the sense of hearing.”

If you detected a sound using your ears, you heard it. Heard is the past tense of the verb hear, and it’s also an adjective when you use it to describe a particular sound, as when you say, “The music was even lovelier since it was mysteriously heard from afar.” A word you might confuse with heard is herd, which means “group of animals.”

Definitions of heard
  1. adjective

    detected or perceived by the sense of hearing

    “a conversation
    heard through the wall”


    perceived or discerned

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