overheard overheard  /ˈoʊ vər ˈhɜrd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Overheard in New York www.
  2. Besides, the Government said, the overheard conversations had nothing to do with the bombing charges, and the tap was on the phone of another organization, not the White Panthers.
  3. Some survivors claimed to have overheard members of the crew say there were more than 3,000 people on board.

News

  1. Guest column: Let's ensure this generation 'gets' math

    While I was running an errand recently, a smartly dressed woman overheard me say I was a teacher and asked me to tutor her daughter in math because she did not know how to help her. "Math was just never my thing," she said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Overheard in the gallery at Merion

    By Ashley MayoARDMORE, Pa. -- Welcome to Merion Golf Club, where the world's greatest golfers are struggling to make pars. A complete U.S. Open experience involves eavesdropping on spectator chatter. Below, some of the odd exchanges we've overheard in the gallery on Thursday and Friday.(Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)When Sergio pushes his approach on the par-4 15th, spectator yells, "It's ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: GolfDigest.com via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Overheard at Ride the Rockies 2013

    Here’s a collection of the common, uncommon, noteworthy and funny quotes I’ve overheard in my days on the road at Ride the Rockies. “That’s the top.” [person b] “Is that the top?” [person a] “I hope that’s the top.” (it wasn’t) “How many pounds of spandex do you think are in town?” “My butt’s feeling [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. In a statement late Tuesday, Domenici said, "Neither I nor those who overheard my side of the brief conversation recall my mentioning the November election to him. I did not pressure him."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Pete Domenici Source: Forbes

  2. "I want to know precisely what they did," said Specter. "How NSA utilized their technical equipment, whose conversations they overheard, how many conversations they overheard, what they did with the material, what purported justification...
    on Dec 15, 2005 By: Arlen Specter Source: USA Today

  3. "Around 3 am some students at the party overheard Yang talking to a young woman," Bratton said.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: William Bratton Source: International Herald Tribune

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