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Meaning & Definition of Hearing in English

English

Hearing

/hirɪŋ/

noun

1. (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

    synonym:
  • hearing

2. An opportunity to state your case and be heard

  • "They condemned him without a hearing"
  • "He saw that he had lost his audience"
    synonym:
  • hearing
  • ,
  • audience

3. The range within which a voice can be heard

  • "The children were told to stay within earshot"
    synonym:
  • earshot
  • ,
  • earreach
  • ,
  • hearing

4. The act of hearing attentively

  • "You can learn a lot by just listening"
  • "They make good music--you should give them a hearing"
    synonym:
  • listening
  • ,
  • hearing

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • hearing

6. The ability to hear

  • The auditory faculty
  • "His hearing was impaired"
    synonym:
  • hearing
  • ,
  • audition
  • ,
  • auditory sense
  • ,
  • sense of hearing
  • ,
  • auditory modality

adjective

1. Able to perceive sound

    synonym:
  • hearing(a)

Examples of using

I can't believe what I'm hearing.
I am hearing a voice.
Tom is hearing something.