- Disambiguation:See hearing.
Hear is an irregular lexical verb. It has the third person form "hears" (/hɪə(r)z/), the -ing form "hearing" (/hɪə(r)ɪŋ(g)/), the preterite and past participle "heard" (/hɜ:(r)d/). It may be over-regularised to *"heared"
Hear can be used to introduce a dependent clause, e.g. "I've heard that you're looking for a new job." or e.g. "I heard Fred " This is particularly useful for spreading gossip without revealing the source of that gossip.
"Overhear" is a compound form, particularly used in the passive as "overheard"
Here is a homophone with "here", while "heard" is a homophone with "herd".