eared eared  /ˈɪrd/


  1. (adj) worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down
  2. (adj) having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination


  1. Charles Schultz' floppy-eared mutt has gone through six balloon changes since his debut in 1968.
  2. His shirtsleeves were rolled up, and he flipped me a dog-eared basketball autographed by Lenny Wilkens.


  1. What aren't we seeing? The data iceberg: new report

    Data may be the most dog-eared word in marketing right now, but it’s still safe to say that truly integrated marketing will increasingly depend on it.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: e-Consultancy

  2. ‘What do I wear to a hijacking?’

    The Skies Belong to Us Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking By Brendan I. Koerner Crown Publishers On June 2, 1972, a disturbed Vietnam veteran named Roger Holder packed the following items into a briefcase: “an alarm clock, a dog-eared copy of Madame Blavatsky’s ‘The Secret...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. Desormeaux said he didn't even know how much horse he had in the tank, down the backstretch, because Big Brown was just cruising on his own, "just galloping, floppy-eared."
    on May 3, 2008 By: Kent Desormeaux Source: Kansas City Star

  2. Richard Dreyfuss, and co-star Kevin Spacey, spoke about their play Complicit, in which "some jug-eared TV interviewer" makes a cameo, and the West's record on torture.
    on Dec 19, 2009 By: Richard Dreyfuss Source: BBC News

  3. "A speed-reading bookaholic, TR called his dog-eared traveling volumes 'The Pigskin Library' because they had waterproof covers," Brinkley said in an e-mail message.
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: Douglas Brinkley Source: New York Times

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