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verb [no object]
give one’s attention to a sound:evidently he was not listening sit and listen to the radio take notice of and act on what someone says; respond to advice or a request:I told her over and over again, but she wouldn’t listen make an effort to hear something; be alert and ready to hear something:they listened for sounds from the baby’s room
(also listen up
) [in imperative] used to urge someone to pay attention to what one is going to say:listen, I’ve got an idea
noun [in singular]
an act of listening to something.