verb (used without object)
to listen attentively; hearken.
verb (used with object)
Archaic. to listen to; hear.
a hunter’s shout to hounds, as to encourage them in following the scent.
(intransitive; usually imperative) to listen; pay attention
late 12c., from Old English *heorcian, perhaps an intensive form from base of hieran (see hear). Cf. talk/tale. Cognate with Old Frisian harkia “listen,” Middle Dutch horken, Old High German horechon, German horchen. To hark back (1829) originally referred to hounds returning along a track when the scent has been lost, till they find it again. Related: Harked; harking.
/hærl; hɑːl/ verb 1. (transitive) to drag (something) along the ground 2. (intransitive) to drag oneself; trail along 3. (transitive) to cover (a building) with a mixture of lime and gravel; roughcast 4. (intransitive) to troll for fish noun 5. the act of harling or dragging 6. a small quantity; a scraping 7. a mixture […]
[hahr-luh n] /ˈhɑr lən/ noun 1. John Marshall, 1833–1911, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1877–1911. 2. his grandson, John Marshall, 1899–1971, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1955–71.
/ˈhɑːˌlɪk/ noun 1. a town in N Wales, in Gwynedd: noted for its ruined 13th-century castle overlooking Cardigan Bay: tourism. Pop: 1233 (2001)
1744, from Latinized form of surname of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford (1661-1724) and his son Edward, in reference to the library of books and MSS they collected and sold in 1753 to the British Museum.