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Overview of noun hearing

The noun hearing has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (10) hearing

((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. (4) hearing, audience

(an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience")

3. (3) earshot, earreach, hearing

(the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot")

4. (2) listening, hearing

(the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music

5. hearing

(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 modality

(the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired")

Overview of verb hear

The verb hear has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (275) hear

(perceive (sound) via the auditory sense)

2. (60) learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see

(get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted")

3. (12) hear, try

(examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California")

4. (8) hear

(receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years")

5. listen, hear, take heed

(listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision")

Overview of adj hearing

The adj hearing has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. hearing

(able to perceive sound) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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