What does listening mean?

Definitions for listening
lis·ten·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. listeningnoun

    Action of the verb listening

    You can learn a lot from grandparents by listening.

  2. listeningnoun

    Skill or ability for nonnatives of English language of perceiving spoken English.

    You can improve your listening well by watching English-language films.

  3. listeningadjective

    Of something that listens, or is used in order to listen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Listening

    of Listen

Editors Contribution

  1. listeningverb

    Verb form of the word listen.

    The listening ear is important as listening is an art.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1189

Anagrams for listening »

  1. enlisting

  2. tinseling

How to pronounce listening?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of listening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of listening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of listening in a Sentence

  1. John Smith:

    After listening to what the paramedics and doctors said I'm pretty surprised at the outcome.

  2. David Duval:

    Listening to him talk about his golf right now, and how he's feeling and what he's doing on the golf course, he's talking about mental mistakes, he's been trying to force the issue too much. I think he's played a little bit too much. I think it's time for a breather, a chance to regroup and get ready for the summer season.

  3. Tyler Tessier:

    The pregnant teacher did n’t show up to her first day of school on Sept. 5. On Sept. 7, her vehicle was found parked five minutes away from the school she worked at. PREGNANT MARYLAND TEACHER REPORTED MISSING AFTER SENDING' TROUBLING' TEXT MESSAGE On Monday, Wallen’s father, Mark, pleaded with the public at a news conference for information on his daughter and was offering a $ 25,000 reward for anything on her whereabouts, while Tyler Tessier, who also spoke, said Tyler Tessier was praying Wallen would be found safe. Laura, if you are listening, it doesn't matter what’s happened, it doesn't matter what type of trouble, there is nothing we can't fix together – myself and yourfamily, there are so many people, so many people that miss you, so many people who were out, who haven't slept. We haven't eaten. We are just looking or praying that you are safe.

  4. Siya Kolisi:

    For me, it's personal, there's nothing worse than hunger. There's nothing worse than listening to your stomach before you go to bed and you just hear grumbling. You have nothing to eat, you've got no other choice.

  5. Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray:

    We are listening to the market and making sure the Mexican contracts are flexible and competitive and as simple as possible, we are introducing more flexibility (to the fiscal side of contracts) to allow for higher rate of return.

Images & Illustrations of listening

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. usurious
    • C. splay
    • D. bibulous

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