the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
(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
the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
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"
the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot"
an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
any property detected by the olfactory system
emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
the act of perceiving the odor of something
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
have flavor; taste of something
have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a pencha
deal with; usually used with a form of negation; "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
to extend as far as;
a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"