- to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc.
- to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true.
- to give ear to.
- to hear something with thoughtful attention: give consideration.
- to be alert to catch an expected sound
- tune out
The word "listen" appears in the Bible (NIV translation) 412 times, heavily in the Old Testament books.
And today, she says it better than I can. So hop on over to her blog for a sweet look at how my dear friend seeks to listen to The One most worthy of our attention.