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. tinseling

  2. enlisting

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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. Roger Goodell:

    We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to National Football League players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest, we, the National Football League, believe Black lives matter.

  2. Lori Day:

    The shaming and the anger and the 'you're dumb' kind of stuff that people are doing isn't working, i think it is making people dig in more and it seems to me what has to happen is a different type of dialogue that is a little bit more empathetic and more listening and more saying, 'I understand how you feel and that this is scary.'.

  3. Alan B. Watts:

    No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.

  4. Cedric Cook:

    It’s tough coming off of active duty, somebody who’s gone through it can give them a listening ear and offer perspective.

  5. Evan Solomonides:

    It’s possible to hear any time at all, but it becomes likely we will have heard around 1,500 years from now, until then, it is possible that we appear to be alone – even if we are not. But if we stop listening or looking, we may miss the signals. So we should keep looking.

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