the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
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"
(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
receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
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"
listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
the range within which a voice can be hear
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
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"
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 penchant for blarney"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted fre
be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
to extend as far as;
a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
have an effect upon;
a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
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"
comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"