Meaning of “hear” - Learner’s Dictionary

hear

verb uk us /hɪər/ (past tense and past participle heard)
SOUND [ I, T ]

A1 to be aware of a sound through your ears:

I could hear his voice in the distance.
I can't hear - can you turn the sound up?
INFORMATION [ I, T ]

B1 to be told some information:

When did you first hear about this?
Have you heard the news? Jane's back.
[ + (that) ] I hear that you're leaving.
LAW [ T ]

If a judge hears a case, they listen to it in a law court, to decide if someone is guilty or not.

will not hear of sth

If someone will not hear of something, they will not allow it:

I wanted to pay for her meal but she wouldn't hear of it.

(Definition of “hear” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)