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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down;
- Example: "a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman
- Example: "an old book with dog-eared pages"
[syn: dog-eared, eared]

2. having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ear \Ear\ ([=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eared ([=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Earing.] To take in with the ears; to hear. [Sportive] "I eared her language." --Two Noble Kinsmen. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eared \Eared\, a. 1. Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears. [1913 Webster] Eared owl (Zo["o]l.), an owl having earlike tufts of feathers, as the long-eared owl, and short-eared owl. Eared seal (Zo["o]l.), any seal of the family Otariid[ae], including the fur seals and hair seals. See Seal. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eared adj 1: worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down; "a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman; "an old book with dog-eared pages" [syn: dog-eared, eared] 2: having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination [ant: earless]