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LIST'EN, v.i. lis'n.

1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear.

On the green bank I sat, and listened long.

2. To obey; to yield to advice; to follow admonition.



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LIST'EN, v.i. lis'n.

1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear.

On the green bank I sat, and listened long.

2. To obey; to yield to advice; to follow admonition.

LIS'TEN, v.t. [lis'n.]

To hear; to attend. – Shak.


LIS'TEN, v.i. [lis'n; Sax. lystan or hlystan; D. luisteren; Qu. G. lauschen; Scot. lith.]

  1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear. On the green bank I sat, and listened long. – Dryden.
  2. To obey; to yield to advice; to follow admonition.

Lis"ten
  1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend.

    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.

  2. To attend to.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  3. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey.

    Listen to me, and by me be ruled. Tennyson.

    To listen after, to take an interest in. [Obs.]

    Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines; scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and professors. Fuller.

    Syn. -- To attend; hearken. See Attend.

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LIST'EN, verb intransitive lis'n.

1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear.

On the green bank I sat, and listened long.

2. To obey; to yield to advice; to follow admonition.

LIS'TEN, verb transitive lis'n. To hear; to attend.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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RAB'BETING, ppr. Paring down the edge of a board; uniting by a rabbet joint.

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