What does listening mean?

Definitions for listening

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word listening.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. listening, hearing(noun)

    the act of hearing attentively

    "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

Wiktionary

  1. listening(Noun)

    Action of the verb listening

    You can learn a lot from grandparents by listening.

  2. listening(Noun)

    Skill or ability for nonnatives of English language of perceiving spoken English.

    You can improve your listening well by watching English-language films.

  3. listening(Adjective)

    Of something that listens, or is used in order to listen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Listening

    of Listen

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1189

Anagrams for listening »

  1. enlisting

  2. tinseling

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of listening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of listening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ernest Hemingway:

    I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.

  3. Albert Guinon:

    There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.

  4. Barbara Bowman:

    I knew that someday, someway, something would break, it was quite a moment to say finally, finally, somebody is listening, and now everyone is listening, and knows the truth.

  5. The Vatican spokesman:

    There was not a time of silence in this sense, i can only say the pope was listening with great respect, and listening also to the prayer of the monk showing the relics and this was all.

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