(noun, adjective, verb)


1. able to perceive sound

Sentences with hearing as an adjective:

- Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.


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

Definition categories: act, proceeding, proceedings

2. an opportunity to state your case and be heard

- they condemned him without a hearing

Similar word(s): audience

Definition categories: state, chance, opportunity

3. the range within which a voice can be heard

Similar word(s): earreach, earshot

Definition categories: location, range, reach

4. the act of hearing attentively

- they make good music--you should give them a hearing

Similar word(s): listening

Definition categories: act, perception, sensing

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

Definition categories: communication, session

6. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

- his hearing was impaired

Similar word(s): audition

Definition categories: thought, modality, exteroception

Sentences with hearing as a noun:

- My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.

- There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light.


1. present participle of hear