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; "they condemned him without a h
a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
a severe or trying experience
trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measur