Definition of Harken

1. Verb. Listen; used mostly in the imperative.

Exact synonyms: Hark, Hearken
Generic synonyms: Listen



Definition of Harken

1. v. t. & i. To hearken.

Definition of Harken

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of hearken) ‘to listen, hear, regard’, more common form in the US. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively US) To hark back, to return or revert (to a subject etc.), to allude to, to evoke, to long or pine for (qualifier a past event or era). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Harken

1. to hearken [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: hearken

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harken

harijans
harikari
harikatha
harim
harimanage
harims
haring
hariolation
hariolations
harish
harissa
harissas
hark
hark back
harked
harken (current term)
harken back
harkened
harkener
harkeners
harkening
harkens
harkerite
harking
harks
harl
harle
harlech group
harled
harlequin

Literary usage of Harken

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"harken was probably given some impetus in American use by its having been put forward as ... Both harken and hearken are still used in their basic meaning. ..."

2. The School of Abuse: Containing a Pleasant Invective Against Poets, Pipers by Stephen Gosson (1841)
"... if I have beene tedious in my lecture, or you be weary of your lesson, harken no longer for the clock, shut upp the Schoole, and get you home. FINIS. ..."

3. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"No cloud did darken The night ; we did harken How the hound bay'd from the hill. January, 1856. ... harken ..."

4. The Hako: A Pawnee Ceremony by Alice Cunningham Fletcher, James R. Murie, Edwin S. Tracy (1904)
"1362 harken! This poor man's prayer went on, Speeding afar into the bine Heavens above, reached there the place— harken! Where dwell the lesser gods— harken ..."

5. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"If you keep your present scheme and elect the Governor for two years and the Senate for two years, and the Assembly for one year, if you harken to the voice ..."

6. The London Magazine Enlarged and Improved (1785)
"... Holy, holy, holy pair, harken to your vot'ry's pray'r, Grant, that like Solomon's of old, ... harken ..."

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