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 for Listening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Listen \Lis"ten\ (l[i^]s"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Listened
     (l[i^]s"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Listening.] [OE. listnen,
     listen, lustnen, lusten, AS. hlystan; akin to hlyst hearing,
     OS. hlust, Icel. hlusta to listen, hlust ear, AS. hlosnian to
     wait in suspense, OHG. hlos[=e]n to listen, Gr. kly`ein, and
     E. loud. [root]41. See Loud, and cf. List to listen.]
     1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to
        give ear; to hearken; to attend.
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              When we have occasion to listen, and give a more
              particular attention to some sound, the tympanum is
              drawn to a more than ordinary tension. --Holder.
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     2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to
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              Listen to me, and by me be ruled.     --Tennyson.
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     To listen after, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
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              Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines;
              scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and
              professors.                           --Fuller.
     Syn: To attend; hearken. See Attend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  listening \listening\ n.
     the act of hearing attentively.
     Syn: hearing.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by
           just listening"; "they make good music--you should give
           them a hearing" [syn: listening, hearing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "listening":
     all ears, attention, attentive, audibility, audience, audition,
     aural examination, aural sense, auscultation, bugging, conference,
     eager attention, ear, eavesdropping, electronic surveillance,
     examination by ear, favorable attention, hearing, heeding,
     hushed attention, interview, listening in, open-eared,
     rapt attention, sense of hearing, tryout, wiretapping

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