1. [ noun ] (law) a proceeding (usually by a court of law) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
Related terms: proceeding inquiry quo_warranto competence_hearing administrative_hearing fair_hearing law
2. [ noun ] an opportunity to state your case and be heard
Synonyms: audience

"they condemned him without a hearing" "he saw that he had lost his audience"

Related terms: opportunity
3. [ noun ] the range within which a voice can be heard
Synonyms: earreach earshot

"the children were told to stay within earshot"

Related terms: range
4. [ noun ] the act of hearing attentively
Synonyms: listening

"you can learn a lot by just listening" "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

Related terms: sensing relistening auscultation listen listen
5. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: session confirmation_hearing hear
6. [ adjective ] able to perceive sound
Related terms: deaf sharp-eared
7. [ noun ] (physiology) the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
Synonyms: auditory_sense sense_of_hearing auditory_modality audition

"his hearing was impaired"

Related terms: modality exteroception ear absolute_pitch auditory_system
Similar spelling:   Hering