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. Geevy Thomas:

    I feel fortunate to have met these young men and their families. I appreciate the opportunity to listen to their concerns and offer our sincere apologies on behalf of Nordstrom Rack, i also want to thank the young men for their poise in dealing with local law enforcement and the police themselves for handling the situation professionally.

  2. Murali Dhidkar:

    Government officials do not come to the village and listen to our plight. Just a few days ago, my neighbor burnt himself alive.

  3. Sanjay Seth:

    That's crazy. That's really inappropriate, listen, it's not your fault. He shouldn't be slamming your car door, throwing things around. He doesn't have a right to open your door.

  4. Michael Cohen:

    Recently, the President tweeted a statement calling me' weak,' and he was correct, but for a much different reason than he was implying, it was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass.

  5. President Trump:

    Flag on the play ? - Email us atHALFTIMEREPORT@FOXNEWS.COMwithyour tips, comments or questions. SCOREBOARD Trump job performance Average approval :41.6 percent Average disapproval :53.6 percent Net Score : -12 points Change from one week ago : down 1.2 points [ Average includes : Gallup : 40 % approve - 55 % disapprove ; Quinnipiac University : 38 % approve - 58 % disapprove ; NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist University : 39 % approve - 51 % disapprove ; NBC/WSJ : 45 % approve - 52 % disapprove ; Fox News : 46 % approve - 51 % disapprove. ] Control of House Republican average :40 percent Democratic average :48.2 percent Advantage : Democrats plus 8.2 points Change from one week ago : No change [ Average includes : Quinnipiac University : Dems 51 % - GOP 39 % ; NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist University : Dems 47 % - GOP 40 % ; Fox News : Dems 48 % - GOP 40 % ; Suffolk University/USA Today : Dems 45 % - GOP 39 % ; CNN : Dems 50 % - GOP 42 %. ] I ’LL TELL YOU WHAT : DOG DAYS OF SUMMER This week, Dana and Chris discuss the dog days of summer and upcoming end-of-summer vacations. Plus, Chris breaks down the moderate middle, highlights some key midterm races to watch, and dips into the listener mailbag.LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE HERE TRUMP HATE-TWEETS SESSIONS, BUT MAKES NO MOVES Fox News :.

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