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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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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. David Whelan:

    It is one thing to talk about caring and The Whelans is another to act. This conference call with families was an action that showed that State Department is listening. It was good to hear Secretary Blinken discuss the need to use relationships -- with other David Whelan agencies and foreign nations -- and tools -- legislatively -- enacted options like the Levinson Act for hostage support and for sanctions -- to find ways to gain our family members' freedom. I will be looking forward to seeing those words become actions to try to bring American hostages home.

  2. Attorney Daniel Habib:

    They were listening to their family, to their friends, complete strangers, even social media.

  3. Jenna Fischer:

    Listen, I love a good dialogue. In fact, what I treasure most about our democracy is the dialogue we share with each other, through conversations, social media and the press. But part of having a dialogue involves listening and learning and admitting when you’re wrong, tweet deleted.

  4. Bob Corker:

    Here's my message to the Republican Party leaders: Focus more on listening to the American people and less on trying to stifle their voice.

  5. Wayne Richard:

    Most people are just listening to the message, and they're not necessarily going to have loyalty toward Cruz just because he's our current senator.

Images & Illustrations of listening

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