a general conscious awareness
"a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
"the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty(noun)
the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
"in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit(noun)
sound practical judgment
"Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
a natural appreciation or ability
"a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
detect some circumstance or entity automatically
"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
smell, smell out, sense(verb)
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
"I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
One of the methods for a living being to gather data about the world; sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste.
A general conscious awareness.
a sense of security
Sound practical judgment, as in common sense
The meaning, reason, or value of something.
You donu2019t make any sense.
A natural appreciation or ability
A keen musical sense
The way that a referent is presented.
A single conventional use of a word; one of the entries for a word in a dictionary.
One of two opposite directions in which a vector (especially of motion) may point. See also polarity.
One of two opposite directions of rotation, clockwise versus anti-clockwise.
To use biological senses: to either smell, watch, taste, hear or feel.
To instinctively be aware.
She immediately sensed her disdain.
a faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature
perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling
perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation
sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning
that which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion
meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark
moral perception or appreciation
one of two opposite directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be described by the motion of a point, line, or surface
to perceive by the senses; to recognize
Senses are physiological capacities of organisms that provide data for perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields, most notably neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of perception. The nervous system has a specific sensory system or organ, dedicated to each sense. Humans have a multitude of senses. Sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are the five traditionally recognized. While the ability to detect other stimuli beyond those governed by the traditional senses exists, including temperature, kinesthetic sense, pain, balance, acceleration, and various internal stimuli, only a small number of these can safely be classified as separate senses in and of themselves. What constitutes a sense is a matter of some debate, leading to difficulties in defining what exactly a sense is. Animals also have receptors to sense the world around them, with degrees of capability varying greatly between species. Humans have a comparatively weak sense of smell, while some animals may lack one or more of the traditional five senses. Some animals may also intake and interpret sensory stimuli in very different ways. Some species of animals are able to sense the world in a way that humans cannot, with some species able to sense electrical and magnetic fields, and detect water pressure and currents.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sens, n. a faculty by which objects are perceived: perception: discernment: understanding: power or soundness of judgment: reason: opinion: conviction: import: immediate consciousness.—ns. Sense′-bod′y, a sense-organ in acalephs supposed to have a visual or an auditory function; Sense′-cap′sule, a receptive chamber for sensory perception, connected with the ear, eye, and nose; Sense′-cen′tre, a centre of sensation.—adj. Sensed, chosen as to sense or meaning.—ns. Sense′-el′ement, an external sensation, as an element of perception; Sense′-fil′ament, a filament having the function of an organ of sense.—adjs. Sense′ful (Spens.), full of sense or meaning, reasonable, judicious, perceptive; Sense′less, without sense: incapable of feeling: wanting sympathy: foolish: unreasonable.—adv. Sense′lessly.—ns. Sense′lessness; Sense′-or′gan, any organ of sense, as the eye, ear, or nose; Sense′-percep′tion, perception by means of the senses; Sense′-rhythm, Hebrew parallelism; Sense′-skel′eton, the framework of a sense-organ; Sensibil′ity, state or quality of being sensible: actual feeling: capacity of feeling: susceptibility: acuteness of feeling: delicacy: mental receptivity.—adj. Sen′sible, capable of being perceived by the senses or by the mind: capable of being affected: easily affected: delicate: intelligent, marked by sense, judicious: cognisant: aware: appreciable: sensitive: amenable to.—n. Sen′sibleness.—adv. Sen′sibly.—adjs Sensifā′cient, producing sensation; Sensif′erous, Sensif′ic, Sensificā′tory; Sensig′enous, giving rise to sensation; Sen′sile, capable of affecting the senses.—ns Sen′sion, the becoming aware of being affected from without in sensation; Sen′sism, sensualism in philosophy; Sen′sist, a sensationalist.—n. Sensitisā′tion.—v.t. Sen′sitise, to render sensitive, to render capable of being acted on by actinic rays of light.—n. Sen′sitiser.—adj. Sen′sitive, having sense or feeling: susceptible to sensations: easily affected: pertaining to, or depending on, sensation.—adv. Sen′sitively.—ns Sen′sitiveness, Sen′sitivity, the state of being sensitive: keen sensibility: the state of being delicately adjusted, as a balance: (chem.) the state of being readily affected by the action of appropriate agents; Sensitom′eter, an apparatus for testing the degrees of sensitiveness of photographic films.—adjs Sensō′rial, pertaining to the sen
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sense' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #434
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sense' in Written Corpus Frequency: #543
Rank popularity for the word 'sense' in Nouns Frequency: #144
Rank popularity for the word 'sense' in Verbs Frequency: #725
The numerical value of sense in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Some sort of collective settlement is going to make sense for the plaintiffs, it’s going to make sense for the defendant, and it’s absolutely what the judge wants.
Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need a sense of life's possibilities.
I feel incredible angst about my colleagues, leaving them behind, amidst all of this relief I still feel a sense of concern, a real sense of worry because... if it's right for me to be free, then it's right for all of them to be free.
If a single dose of an Ebola vaccine is sufficient, it makes absolute sense to use that. But it also makes sense at this early stage of trials to see if a second booster vaccine can greatly increase the levels of immune responses produced.
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Translations for sense
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- احساس, معنىArabic
- sensació, sentit, accepció, significat, sentirCatalan, Valencian
- smysl, významCzech
- чоутиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Sinn, Gefühl, Bedeutung, Verstand, wahrnehmenGerman
- sentido, significación, sensación, significado, acepción, sentir, dar sentidoSpanish
- pyörimissuunta, tunne, järki, merkitys, lahja, suunta, aisti, kyky, lahjakkuus, vaisto, aistia, vaistotaFinnish
- sens, sentirFrench
- ciall, réasún, céadfaIrish
- brìgh, cudthrom, ciall, ciallachadh, mothachadh, faireachdainn, ceudfath, seaghScottish Gaelic
- sentido, significación, acepción, significado, sentirGalician
- keeall, ennaghtynManx
- הגיון, חוש, מובן, תחושה, חשHebrew
- érzés, érzet, érzék, értelemHungarian
- իմաստ, զգացում, զգացողությունArmenian
- senso, coscienza, sensazione, significato, verso, sentireItalian
- 感覚, 意識, 分別, センス, 意味, 感じる, 察する, 気づくJapanese
- វិញ្ញាណ, អារម្មណ៍, សុភនិច្ឆ័យ, ន័យ, ឥន្ទ្រិយ, យល់Khmer
- 뜻, 의미, 감각Korean
- nuojauta, uoslė, jausmas, prasmė, jutimasLithuanian
- maņa, sajūta, jēgaLatvian
- indera, deriaMalay
- gewaarwording, betekenis, zintuig, gevoel, gewaarworden, waarnemenDutch
- sens, sentitOccitan
- sens, zmysłPolish
- sentido, senso, significação, significado, acepção, sentirPortuguese
- senn, sen, accorscher, inaccordscher, encorscher, ancorscherRomansh
- направление, смысл, ощущение, значение, чувство, почувствовать, ощущать, чувствовать, ощутитьRussian
- osjet, smisaoSerbo-Croatian
- občutek, čutilo, čut, smisel, pomenSlovene
- sinne, förnuft, förstånd, bemärkelse, mening, betydelseSwedish
- duyu, algılamak, duyumsamakTurkish
- ý nghĩaVietnamese
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