(ambitransitive) To hear wrongly.
‘I misheard when she asked for mints, and gave her mince instead.’;
(ambitransitive) To hear something that was not meant for one's ears.
‘I was hanging clothes in the garden and I overheard the neighbours talking about Sheila's pregnancy.’;
To misunderstand. en
To hear more of (anything) than was intended to be heard; to hear by accident or artifice.
To hear incorrectly.
To hear again.
hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers;
‘We overheard the conversation at the next table’;