receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
(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
perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
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"
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
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
the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
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"
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
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"
the act of perceiving the odor of something
any property detected by the olfactory system
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 penchant for blarney"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional di
make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"
affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
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"