What does the word hearing mean?

Usage examples for hearing

  1. However, he was puzzled by what he was hearing. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  2. Give me a fair hearing; that's all I ask." – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  3. It wasn't any common hearing that heard that child's cryin' fifteen miles. – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett