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"
able to perceive sound
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 fro
the act of perceiving the odor of something
any property detected by the olfactory system
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
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"
inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
have flavor; taste of something
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
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
to extend as far as;
the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
have an effect upon;
a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"
color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"