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Related to hear of: heard, heart
hear of someone or something
to learn of the existence of someone or something. Did you ever hear of such a thing? I have heard of Sharon Wallace and I would like to meet her.
Be informed about, as in I'd never heard of that jazz singer before, but she was very good. [Late 1500s] Also see not have it (hear of it).
1. To know of the existence of someone or something: Have you ever heard of this basketball player?
2. To receive news about something or someone: This is the first I've heard of your decision. She was last heard of somewhere abroad.
3. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!