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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Overhear \O`ver*hear"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overheard; p. pr. & vb. n. Overhearing.] [AS. oferhi['e]ran.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hear more of (anything) than was intended to be heard; to hear by accident or artifice. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To hear again. --Shak. [1913 Webster]