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audience a group of people gathered to hear and sometimes to see a performance, speech, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
audition the ability to hear. [1/5 definitions]
blind spot an area nearby but which, or in which, one cannot see or hear what is happening, such as an area behind an automobile in motion that the driver cannot see through a rear-view mirror, or an acoustically dead spot in an auditorium. [1/4 definitions]
concurrent jurisdiction the power of two or more courts to each hear and decide cases related to the same matter or in the same geographic area.
deaf-mute one who can neither hear nor speak. [1/2 definitions]
distinguish to see clearly or hear plainly. [1/5 definitions]
hearing the ability to perceive sound, or the extent to which one can hear. [2/4 definitions]
jury a body of persons summoned to a court of law who are sworn to hear evidence and give a true verdict in a case. [1/2 definitions]
limited jurisdiction the authority of a court to hear and decide only certain types of cases, such as those regarding bankruptcy, traffic violations, or family disputes.
listen to make an effort to hear. [1/3 definitions]
listen in to hear a communication not necessarily intended for one's hearing; overhear.
mishear to hear or understand unclearly or incorrectly.
miss1 to fail to see, hear, understand, or otherwise grasp. [1/10 definitions]
nonrestrictive in grammar, modifying but not restricting the meaning of a word or phrase, as "who lives there" modifies but does not restrict the meaning of "Mr. Smith" in "Mr. Smith, who lives there, said he didn't hear anything". [1/2 definitions]
ombudsman a man employed by a government, institution, or the like to hear and attempt to resolve complaints, as from citizens, employees, or students.
ombudsperson a person employed by a government, institution, or the like to hear and attempt to resolve complaints, as from citizens, employees, or students.
ombudswoman a woman employed by a government, institution, or the like to hear and attempt to resolve complaints, as from citizens, employees, or students.
original jurisdiction the authority of a court to be the first court to hear and decide cases on a particular matter or in a particular geographic area.
overhear to hear (someone speaking) without his or her knowledge.
oyez hear ye! attention! (usu. called out three times by a court or public official to command silence before an official proclamation is made).
perk1 to raise (the ears, head, or the like) in order to hear better or to see or be seen (often fol. by up or out). [1/5 definitions]