Main definitions of earing in English

: earing1earing2earing3

earing1

noun

rare, archaic, dialect
  • The action of ploughing; (also) an instance of this, a ploughing.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Antwerp-London Glossary. From ear + -ing.

Pronunciation

earing

/ˈɪərɪŋ/

Main definitions of earing in English

: earing1earing2earing3

earing2

noun

  • The coming into ear of a cereal crop.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From ear + -ing.

Pronunciation

earing

/ˈɪərɪŋ/

Main definitions of earing in English

: earing1earing2earing3

earing3

noun

Nautical
  • In earlier use: a loop in the corner of a sail through which a rope may be attached. Later: any of various small ropes threaded through such a loop in order to fasten the (upper) corner of a sail to the yard.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Smith. Either (i) from ear + ring.

Pronunciation

earing

/ˈɪərɪŋ/