What does LISTEN mean?

Definitions for LISTEN
ˈlɪs ənLISTEN

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. listenverb

    hear with intention

    "Listen to the sound of this cello"

  2. listen, hear, take heedverb

    listen and pay attention

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

  3. heed, mind, listenverb

    pay close attention to; give heed to

    "Heed the advice of the old men"

Wiktionary

  1. listenverb

    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. listenverb

    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. listenverb

    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. listenverb

    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. Listenverb

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

  2. Listenverb

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

  3. Listenverb

    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  

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  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

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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. Anuj Somany:

    Dear, it’s quite clear, that people listen only that what they want to hear and especially that which does not create fear of losing their personal interest in the talk, and the rest even if the best or told by any seer is most likely to fall into their deaf ear.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Do you often feel frustrated or dejected may be due to a setback, failures, lapses, misfortunes, an uncertainty or stuffs like that? If yes, then listen up, it's high time you stop feeling like that. For, there is a reason behind all your so seemed failures, misfortunes or setback. Because, almighty God often works behind the scenes to forestall our plans in order to pave way for the actualization of his own divine plans. Now, that is to say, whatever you are mistaken to be a dissappointment or misfortune to you presently is most likely to turn out in your favour, good or betterment. Thus, regret over nothing in life. For, truly God works behind the scenes and he's still working behind the scenes.

  3. Matt Wellington:

    Continuing on the path we're on now will result in widespread suffering and death. And for what ? Health experts laid out criteria for how to reopen safely. It's time to listen to them.

  4. Dan Rather:

    An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.

  5. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    We have recently seen the Japanese side repeatedly expressing its hope of improving the bilateral relationship. You have also shown your willingness to take the first step. If you come with sincerity, we welcome you, as the Chinese saying goes, we should make a judgment based on not only what people say but also what they do. I am ready to listen to your opinion about how to improve China-Japan relations, and I am also going to see whether the Japanese side will match its words with deeds.

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