listen and pay attention
"Listen to your father"
"We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
- take heed
receive a communication from someone
"We heard nothing from our son for five years"
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
"The jury had heard all the evidence"
"The case will be tried in California"
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
"I learned that she has two grown-up children"
"I see that you have been promoted"
- get word - get wind - pick up - find out - get a line
perceive (sound) via the auditory sense