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Meaning of LISTEN

Pronunciation:  'lisun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
  2. [v]  listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
  3. [v]  pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men"

LISTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: heed, mind, take heed
 See Also: advert, attend, center, centre, comprehend, concentrate, eavesdrop, focus, give ear, hang, hark, harken, hear, hear out, hearken, incline, listen in, obey, pay attention, pay heed, perceive, pore, rivet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lis"ten\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Listened}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Listening}.] [OE. listnen, listen, lustnen, lusten, AS.
    hlystan; akin to hlyst hearing, OS. hlust, Icel. hlusta to
    listen, hlust ear, AS. hlosnian to wait in suspense, OHG.
    hlos[=e]n to listen, Gr. ?, and E. loud. [root]41. See
    {Loud}, and cf. {List} to listen.]
    1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to
       give ear; to hearken; to attend.
             When we have occasion to listen, and give a more
             particular attention to same sound, the tympanum is
             drawn to a more than ordinary tension. --Holder.
    2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to
             Listen to me, and by me be ruled.     --Tennyson.
    {To listen after}, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
             Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines;
             scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and
             professors.                           --Fuller.
    Syn: To attend; hearken. See {Attend}.
  2. \Lis"ten\, v. t.
    To attend to. [Obs.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are listening to something indicates that you need to pay more close attention to what you are being told and what you are seeing. Perhaps your dream is telling you to be more receptive towards the guidance/criticism of others.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, bend an ear, bug, cock the ears, eavesdrop, examine by ear, give attention, give audience to, give ear, give ear to, hark, hear, hear out, hearken, hearken to, heed, intercept, lend an ear, listen at, listen in, listen to, mind, NB, obey, pay attention to, sit in on, straitened circumstances, tap, wiretap