What does LISTEN mean?

Definitions for LISTEN
ˈlɪs ənLISTEN

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. listen(verb)

    hear with intention

    "Listen to the sound of this cello"

  2. listen, hear, take heed(verb)

    listen and pay attention

    "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

  3. heed, mind, listen(verb)

    pay close attention to; give heed to

    "Heed the advice of the old men"

Wiktionary

  1. listen(Verb)

    To pay attention to a sound, to note.

    Etymology: From listnen, from hlysnan, from *hlusinon (compare lüstern, luisteren and lauschen), from ḱlew-. Akin to rochluiniur 'I hear', clueo, κλαίω, κλέος, լամ, degjoj, from ant. glôj, glûej, слути, слѹшати, klausau 'to hear', Middle Persian , श्रु. More at loud.

  2. listen(Verb)

    To wait for a sound, such as a signal.

    You should listen for the starting gun.

    Etymology: From listnen, from hlysnan, from *hlusinon (compare lüstern, luisteren and lauschen), from ḱlew-. Akin to rochluiniur 'I hear', clueo, κλαίω, κλέος, լամ, degjoj, from ant. glôj, glûej, слути, слѹшати, klausau 'to hear', Middle Persian , श्रु. More at loud.

  3. listen(Verb)

    To accept or obey oral instruction.

    Good children listen to their parents.

    Etymology: From listnen, from hlysnan, from *hlusinon (compare lüstern, luisteren and lauschen), from ḱlew-. Akin to rochluiniur 'I hear', clueo, κλαίω, κλέος, լամ, degjoj, from ant. glôj, glûej, слути, слѹшати, klausau 'to hear', Middle Persian , श्रु. More at loud.

  4. listen(Verb)

    To hear (something or someone), to pay attention to.

    Etymology: From listnen, from hlysnan, from *hlusinon (compare lüstern, luisteren and lauschen), from ḱlew-. Akin to rochluiniur 'I hear', clueo, κλαίω, κλέος, լամ, degjoj, from ant. glôj, glûej, слути, слѹшати, klausau 'to hear', Middle Persian , श्रु. More at loud.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Listen(verb)

    to give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend

  2. Listen(verb)

    to give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey

  3. Listen(verb)

    to attend to

Freebase

  1. Listen

    Listen is the third album by R&B singer TQ. It was released on August 31, 2004 in the United States and October 17, 2005 in the United Kingdom.

Editors Contribution

  1. listen

    To focus and hear what a person is saying or communicating.

    They did listen to each other respectfully.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  
  2. listen

    To give attention, hear and remember what a person is saying.

    They did listen to each other respectfully.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LISTEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2214

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LISTEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #670

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LISTEN' in Verbs Frequency: #191

Anagrams for LISTEN »

  1. enlist, inlets, leints, silent, tinsel

  2. Enlist

  3. Inlets

  4. Leints

  5. Silent

  6. Tinsel

How to pronounce LISTEN?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say LISTEN in sign language?

  1. listen

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LISTEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LISTEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of LISTEN in a Sentence

  1. Karena Dawn:

    That could mean taking a walk during your lunch break or moving your workout outside, because in nature is where you can find a moment to actually be present, and listen to trees or the birds.

  2. Casper Durandt:

    Government needs to threaten the obliged industries and say 'listen, if you guys don't clean up your act, I will impose a tax'.

  3. Ada Colau:

    We are very peaceful but if you don't make noise, nobody will listen to you.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Trump used profanity three times in his speech, and look I'm not an old fuddy duddy, but this should at least be G ... rated, i mean, we're running for president of the United States. Children listen to this stuff.

  5. Orrin Hatch:

    Listen—I’ve honored you by allowing you to start off here and what you said is not right – that’s all I’m saying. I come from the lower middle class originally and we didn’t have anything, so don’t spew that stuff on me. I get a little tired of that crap.

Images & Illustrations of LISTEN

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