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listen to pay attention to (something) using one's ears (often fol. by "to"). [2 definitions]
listenable combined form of listen.
listener one who listens.
listen in to hear a communication not necessarily intended for one's hearing; overhear.
listening post in the military, an advanced, concealed position established near enemy lines in order to listen to and detect the movements of the enemy. [2 definitions]
lister1 a plow with a double moldboard that prepares the ground for planting.
lister2 one who compiles lists.
listeria any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Listeria that infects humans and other animals through contaminated food. [2 definitions]
listeriosis illness in humans and animals caused by listeria, esp. Listeria monocytogenes, that is characterized by fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, and, in more severe cases, meningitis and encephalitis. In pregnant humans and animals miscarriage and stillbirth may result.
listing an entry, as in a list or directory. [3 definitions]
listless feeling or showing no energy or no interest in doing anything; lethargic.
list price the price of merchandise as listed in a catalog, price list, or advertisement.
lists (used with a sing. or pl. verb) an enclosed arena in which a tournament is held. [3 definitions]
lit1 a past tense and past participle of light1.
lit2 a past tense and past participle of light3.
lit. abbreviation of "literature," writings such as dramas, poems, novels, essays, and stories, esp. those that have lasting artistic value.
litany a formal prayer that alternates between lines spoken by a leader and a response repeated by a congregation. [2 definitions]
litchi an oval fruit that has a hard, thin shell, a single seed, and mildly sweet jellylike flesh; litchi nut. [2 definitions]
-lite stone, mineral, or fossil.
liter the basic unit of capacity of the metric system, equal to one cubic decimeter or 1.056 liquid quarts or 0.908 dry quart. (abbr.: l)
literacy the state of being literate, esp. of having the ability to read or write.