from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sense by which sound is perceived; the capacity to hear.
- n. Range of audibility; earshot.
- n. An opportunity to be heard.
- n. Law A preliminary examination of an accused person.
- n. Law The trial of an equity case.
- n. A session, as of an investigatory committee or a grand jury, at which testimony is taken from witnesses.
- adj. Able to hear: a deaf child born to hearing parents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to hear.
- n. The sense used to perceive sound.
- n. A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
- n. A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived.
- n. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience.
- n. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.
- n. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Perception of sound; the act of perceiving sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; audition: one of the five external senses. See ear.
- n. Audience; opportunity to be heard.
- n. A judicial investigation of a suit at law; attention to and consideration of the testimony and arguments in a cause between parties, with a view to a just decision: especially used of trial without a jury.
- n. Distance within which sound may be heard; ear-shot: as, he was not within hearing.
- n. A scolding; a lecture.
- n. Something heard; something to hear; report; news.
- n. Attendance on preaching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. able to perceive sound
- n. an opportunity to state your case and be heard
- n. a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
- n. the range within which a voice can be heard
- n. (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
- n. the act of hearing attentively
- n. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
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