What does listening mean?

Definitions for listening
lis·ten·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word listening.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. listening, hearing(noun)

    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. listening(Noun)

    Action of the verb listening

    You can learn a lot from grandparents by listening.

  2. listening(Noun)

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

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

  3. listening(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Listening

    of Listen

Editors Contribution

  1. listening

    Verb form of the word listen.

    The listening ear is important as listening is an art.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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How to say listening in sign language?

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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. Secretary Baker:

    I mean, we need to stop yelling at each other and start listening to each other, at least be willing to listen. You don't have to agree.

  2. Witold Waszczykowski:

    We are asking if this ... leadership of the European Commission, which only a few months ago called on politicians to ... stop listening to their electorates, has ... a right to continue functioning, fixing Europe, in our opinion, it does not.

  3. Rebecca Hendrix:

    ‘I see where you are coming from,’ is the best phrase to use to resolve an argument because it does two things: It demonstrates you are listening to the other person and it validates their perspective.

  4. Jill Pantozzi:

    There were nowhere near this many of Black Widow or Gamora in the last few years [as opposed to Rey figures], i think a lot of fans had high expectations for what would come out of 'Force Awakens' considering Rey is the lead and that's entirely justified. But the Internet wants everything ASAP and so when it appears companies aren't listening to already proven money making opportunities, anger is a logical response.

  5. Telegraphreports Jessica:

    He was very private and didn’t like people talking about him but the worst part is, he has grandkids that can read, that are listening to it.

Images & Illustrations of listening

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