part of speech: verb

inflections: listens, listening, listened

definition 1: to try to hear.

  • I listened for the sound of my mother’s car in the driveway.

synonyms: attend

definition 2: to pay attention to.

  • Listen to the rushing stream, the bird’s song, and the wind in the trees.

synonyms: attend

derivation: listener (n.)

Word Builder: listen +

listener: a person who listens.