Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hear of sb/sth”

See all translations

hear of sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with hear   /hɪər/ us    /hɪr/ (heard, heard)
B2 If you have heard of someone or something, you know that that person or thing exists: I'd never heard of him before he won the prize. It's a tiny country that most people have never heard of.
Translations of “hear of sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 知道,聽說過…
in Chinese (Simplified) 知道,听说过…
(Definition of hear of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hear of sb/sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More