Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To hear wrongly; misunderstand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To hear wrongly.
  • v. To misunderstand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To hear incorrectly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To mistake in hearing.

Etymologies

From Middle English misheren, from Old English mishȳran, mishīeran ("to hear amiss, not listen to, disobey"), equivalent to mis- +‎ hear. (Wiktionary)

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