Associations to the word «Listen»

Pictures for the word «Listen»


LISTEN, verb. (intransitive) To pay attention to a sound or speech.
LISTEN, verb. (intransitive) To expect or wait for a sound, such as a signal.
LISTEN, verb. (intransitive) To accept advice or obey instruction; to agree or assent.
LISTEN, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To hear (something or someone), to pay attention to.
LISTEN AFTER, verb. To take an interest in.
LISTEN IN, verb. To listen without participating.
LISTEN IN, verb. (idiomatic) To eavesdrop; to listen secretly.
LISTEN UP, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To listen closely; to pay attention. Often used in the imperative.

Dictionary definition

LISTEN, verb. Hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello".
LISTEN, verb. Listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision".
LISTEN, verb. Pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley