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

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

Syn. — To attend; hearken. See Attend.

(Lis"ten), v. t. To attend to. [Obs.] Shak.

(Lis"ten*er) n. One who listens; a hearkener.

(List"er) n. One who makes a list or roll.

(Lis"ter) n. Same as Leister.

(Lis*te"ri*an) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to listerism.

(Lis"ter*ism) n. (Med.) The systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the treatment of wounds; — so called from Joseph Lister, an English surgeon.

(List"ful) a. Attentive. [Obs.] Spenser.

(List"ing), n.

1. The act or process of one who lists (in any sense of the verb); as, the listing of a door; the listing of a stock at the Stock Exchange.

2. The selvedge of cloth; list.

3. (Carp.) The sapwood cut from the edge of a board.

4. (Agric.) The throwing up of the soil into ridges, — a method adopted in the culture of beets and some garden crops. [Local, U. S.]

(List"less), a. [OE. listles, lustles. See Lust.] Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless. " A listless unconcern." Thomson.

Benumbed with cold, and listless of their gain.

I was listless, and desponding.

Listel to Lithic

(List"el) n. [F. listel, dim. of liste fillet, list. See List the edge.] (Arch.) Same as List, n., 6.

(Lis"ten) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Listened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Listening.] [OE. listnen, listen, lustnen, lusten, AS. hlystan; akin to hlyst hearing, OS. hlust, Icel. hlusta to listen, hlust ear, AS. hlosnian to wait in suspense, OHG. hlosen to listen, Gr. kly`ein, and E. loud. &radic41. See Loud, and cf. List to listen.]

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.

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

Listen to me, and by me be ruled.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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