HE'ARING, ppr. Perceiving by the ear, as sound.

1. Listening to; attending to; obeying; observing what is commanded.

2. Attending to witnesses or advocates in a judicial trial; trying.

HE'ARING, n. The faculty or sense by which sound is perceived.

1. Audience; attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard. I waited on the minister, but could not obtain a hearing.

2. Judicial trial; attention to the facts, testimony and arguments in a cause between parties, with a view to a just decision.

3. The act of perceiving sounds; sensation or perception of sound.

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear. Job.42.

And to the others he said in my hearing. Ezek.9.

4. Reach of the ear; extent within which sound may be heard. He was not within hearing.