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2 definitions found
 for overhear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overhear \O`ver*hear"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overheard; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Overhearing.] [AS. oferhi['e]ran.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To hear more of (anything) than was intended to be heard;
        to hear by accident or artifice. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To hear again. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We
           overheard the conversation at the next table" [syn:
           catch, take in, overhear]

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