What does hearing mean?

Definitions for hearing
ˈhɪər ɪŋhear·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearingnoun

    (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence

  2. hearing, audiencenoun

    an opportunity to state your case and be heard

    "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"

  3. earshot, earreach, hearingnoun

    the range within which a voice can be heard

    "the children were told to stay within earshot"

  4. listening, hearingnoun

    the act of hearing attentively

    "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

  5. hearingnoun

    a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken

    "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago"

  6. hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalityadjective

    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

    "his hearing was impaired"

  7. hearing(a)adjective

    able to perceive sound

Wiktionary

  1. hearingnoun

    The sense used to perceive sound.

    My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.

  2. hearingnoun

    A proceeding at which discussions are heard.

    There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light.

  3. hearingnoun

    A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.

  4. hearingadjective

    Able to hear.

    Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hearingnoun

    Etymology: from hear.

    Bees are called with sound upon brass, and therefore they have hearing. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The French ambassador upon that instant
    Crav’d audience; and the hour, I think, is come
    To give him hearing. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Agrippa and Bernice entered into the place of hearing. Acts.

    The readers are the jury to decide according to the merits of the cause, or to bring it to another hearing before some other court. John Dryden, Fables, Pref.

    Those of different principles may be betrayed to give you a fair hearing, and to know what you have to say for yourself. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    If we profess, as Peter did, that we love the Lord, and profess it in the hearing of men; charity is prone to hear all things, and therefore charitable men are likely to think we do so. Richard Hooker, b. iii.

    In our hearing the king charged thee, beware that none touch Absalom. 2 Sa. xviii. 12.

    You have been talked of since your travels much,
    And that in Hamlet’s hearing, for a quality
    Wherein they say you shine. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    The fox had the good luck to be within hearing. Roger L'Estrange.

Wikipedia

  1. Hearing

    Hearing, or auditory perception, is the ability to perceive sounds by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. The academic field concerned with hearing is auditory science. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous matter. It is one of the traditional five senses; partial or total inability to hear is called hearing loss. In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: mechanical waves, known as vibrations, are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain (primarily in the temporal lobe). Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hearing

    of Hear

  2. Hearingnoun

    the act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good

  3. Hearingnoun

    attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing

  4. Hearingnoun

    a listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues

  5. Hearingnoun

    extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot

Freebase

  1. Hearing

    Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous matter. It is one of the traditional five senses. The inability to hear is called deafness. In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: vibrations are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain. Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hearing

    The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.

Editors Contribution

  1. hearing

    The ability, act and fact of to hear.

    The gift of hearing is for each human being.


    Submitted by MaryC on October 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3271

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3389

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Nouns Frequency: #1273

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hearing in a Sentence

  1. Robert Hoffman.Two:

    The newly-enacted statute in Missouri that allows this proceeding requires the judge to consider a very large volume of written material from the original trial and from prior habeas proceedings, so there is much more work for the court than just presiding over the hearing that took place this week, the Missouri General Assembly and Gov. Parson deserve credit for creating a new legal avenue for a local prosecutor to seek relief.

  2. Jeff Weaver:

    We are hearing some chatter that( Iowa Democratic Party is) blaming this delay on you having to report three numbers, not one.

  3. Demetre Daskalakis:

    If it's a hug that doesn't necessarily include a shirt, there's a theoretical risk of transmission there, but that's not what we're hearing in terms of what's happening with our cases, so it's lower risk. I can't say zero risk.

  4. New Jersey:

    I hear gunshots in my neighborhood, i hope I'm the only one on this panel here that had several people shot in their neighborhood just last week... For millions of Americans this is not a policy issue. This is urgency.... I'm tired of hearing people( say) all they have to offer is thoughts and prayers.... It is time we have bold actions and a bold agenda. I will get that done as President of the United States because this is not about policy. This is personal.

  5. Bay County Jail:

    There's hundreds, hundreds of people standing there -- watching, looking, seeing, hearing what's going on, and yet our culture our and our society and our young people have got to the point where obviously this is acceptable somewhere. I will tell you it is not acceptable in Bay County.

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