What does Listen mean?

Definitions for Listen
ˈlɪs ənLis·ten

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?

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How to say Listen in sign language?

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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. Judith Clarke:

    What I am asking you to do when I talk with you about Dzhokhar is to listen.

  2. Frank Mugisha:

    If he starts talking about rights, then Ugandans are going to be very defensive, but I would think if the Pope was here and talking about love, compassion and equality for everyone, Ugandans will listen.

  3. Sam Smith:

    Before I made this record, I was doing everything to try and get my music heard, i tried to lose weight, and I was making awful music, and it was only until that I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen.

  4. White House:

    We hope he'll start to listen, too, and reconsider his opposition to some of our jobs bills.

  5. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p)- TRY THIS! THROW ONE STONE IN THE AIR AND THINK. THIS STONE COULD ONLY CONSIDER ITSELF TO BE FREE, IF IT COULD FORGET THE HAND THAT HATH THROWN IT. I WILL SHARE A SECRET OF BOB MARLEY AND I REASONINGS WITH YOU. LISTEN, HE SANG, NO CHAINS AROUND MY FEET, YET I'M NOT FREE!. WHERE, AND FROM WHOM DO YOU THINK HE GOT THAT?

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