from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To listen attentively; give heed.
- transitive v. Archaic To listen to; hear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To listen; to lend the ear; to attend or give heed to what is uttered; to hear with attention, obedience, or compliance.
- v. To hear by listening.
- v. To hear with attention; to regard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered; to give heed; to hear, in order to obey or comply.
- intransitive v. To inquire; to seek information.
- transitive v. To hear by listening.
- transitive v. To give heed to; to hear attentively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See harken, harkener.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. listen; used mostly in the imperative
Middle English herknen, from Old English hercnian; see kous- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)