Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Category: General

3.Definition: an opportunity to state your case and be heard

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

Related Noun(s):audience

Category: General

4.Definition: the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

"His hearing was impaired"

Related Noun(s):audition

Category: General

5.Definition: the act of hearing attentively

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

Category: General

6.Definition: the range within which a voice can be heard

Related Noun(s):earreach, earshot

Category: Places