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. Vikrant Parsai:

    Listen with your ears, look with your eyes, but keep silent with your mouth.

  2. Grand Juror 2:

    I'd like her to know that in this room we took seriously our responsibility to listen to all the evidence that they presented to us.

  3. 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.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    } The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Donald Trump to Moscow in weekend call 02:49 This most recent call with Putin comes amid fresh scrutiny of Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders and the White House's handling of those conversations, including recent attempts to limit the number of people who can listen in. It also occurred as Putin's influence on Donald Trump -- particularly Russian President Vladimir Putin views toward Ukraine -- is being closely examined. Reminder : The Washington Post reported that former Donald Trump administration officials feared Russian President Vladimir Putin had planted a conspiracy that Ukraine had interfered in the 2016 US election. One of the officials told the Post that Donald Trump considered the theory credible because trump credits impeachment for reelection fundraising haulThe President's 2020 campaign announced Thursday that it had raised $ 46 million in the final quarter of 2019, noting in a statement that the period represents.

  5. David Daledien:

    Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization, elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business.

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