What does sentient mean?

Definitions for sentientˈsɛn ʃənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sentient, animate(adj)

    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

  2. sentient(adj)

    consciously perceiving

    "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White


  1. sentient(Noun)

    Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.

  2. sentient(Adjective)

    Conscious or aware.

  3. sentient(Adjective)

    Experiencing sensation or feeling.

  4. sentient(Adjective)

    (Primarily in Science Fiction) Possessing human-like intelligence.

  5. Origin: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentient(adj)

    having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues

  2. Sentient(noun)

    one who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being

  3. Origin: [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sentient

    sen′shi-ent, adj. discerning by the senses: having the faculty of perception and sensation: (phys.) noting those parts which on stimulation give rise to sensation.—n. the mind as capable of feeling.—ns Sen′tience, Sen′tiency.—adv. Sen′tiently, in a sentient or perceptive manner.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sentient in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sentient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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