Dictionary Results for hearing


1. hearing - noun

· (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

Hypernym(s): proceeding, legal_proceeding, proceedings




2. hearing - noun

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

Synonym(s): audience

Hypernym(s): opportunity, chance




3. hearing - noun

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

Synonym(s): earshot, earreach

Hypernym(s): range, reach




4. 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"

Synonym(s): listening

Hypernym(s): sensing, perception




5. hearing - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): session




6. hearing - noun

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

Synonym(s): audition, auditory_sense, sense_of_hearing, auditory_modality

Hypernym(s): modality, sense_modality, sensory_system, exteroception




7. hear - verb

· perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




8. hear - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): learn, get_word, get_wind, pick_up, find_out, get_a_line, discover, see




9. hear - verb

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

Synonym(s): try

Hypernym(s): probe, examine




10. hear - verb

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

Hypernym(s): pick_up, receive




11. hear - verb

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

Synonym(s): listen, take_heed

Hypernym(s): concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet




12. hearing - adjective

· able to perceive sound

Antonym(s): deaf





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