What does Conscious mean?

Definitions for Conscious
ˈkɒn ʃəscon·scious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conscious, wittingadjective

    intentionally conceived

    "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"

  2. consciousadjective

    knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts

    "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"

  3. conscious(p)adjective

    (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something

    "few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy

Wiktionary

  1. consciousadjective

    alert, awake.

    The noise woke me, but it was another few minutes before I was fully conscious.

  2. consciousadjective

    aware.

    I was conscious of a noise behind me.

  3. consciousadjective

    aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness

    Only highly intelligent beings can be fully conscious.

  4. Etymology: From conscius, itself from con- (a form of com- + scire.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consciousadjective

    Etymology: conscius, Latin.

    Matter hath no life nor perception, and is not conscious of its own existence. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Among substances some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a power of thought. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    The damsel then to Tancred sent,
    Who conscious of th’ occasion, fear’d th’ event. Dryden.

    The rest stood trembling, struck with awe divine,
    Æneas only conscious to the sign,
    Presag’d th’ event. John Dryden, Æn.

    Roses or honey cannot be thought to smell or taste their own sweetness, or an organ be conscious to its musick, or gunpowder to its flashing or noise. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    The queen had been solicitous with the king on his behalf, being conscious to herself that he had been encouraged by her. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

Wikipedia

  1. conscious

    Consciousness, at its simplest, is sentience and awareness of internal and external existence. However, the lack of definitions has led to millennia of analyses, explanations and debates by philosophers, theologians, linguists, and scientists. Opinions differ about what exactly needs to be studied or even considered consciousness. In some explanations, it is synonymous with the mind, and at other times, an aspect of mind. In the past, it was one's "inner life", the world of introspection, of private thought, imagination and volition. Today, it often includes any kind of cognition, experience, feeling or perception. It may be awareness, awareness of awareness, or self-awareness either continuously changing or not. The disparate range of research, notions and speculations raises a curiosity about whether the right questions are being asked.Examples of the range of descriptions, definitions or explanations are: simple wakefulness, one's sense of selfhood or soul explored by "looking within"; being a metaphorical "stream" of contents, or being a mental state, mental event or mental process of the brain.

ChatGPT

  1. conscious

    Conscious refers to the state of being aware and able to perceive, understand, and express one's surroundings, sensations, thoughts, and feelings. It also involves the capacity for introspection, knowledge of one's own existence, and self-awareness. In psychology and neuroscience, it generally relates to the state of wakefulness and cognitive functioning, as opposed to being in a state of sleep or unconsciousness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consciousadjective

    possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations

  2. Consciousadjective

    possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible

  3. Consciousadjective

    made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conscious

    kon′shus, adj. having the feeling or internal knowledge of something: aware: having the faculty of consciousness.—adv. Con′sciously.—n. Con′sciousness, the waking state of the mind: the knowledge which the mind has of its own acts and feelings: thought. [L. consciusconscīre, to know.]

Editors Contribution

  1. conscious

    Be able, alive, aware, know, perceive, recognize, understand and able to respond.

    They are conscious of their existence and the beauty of it.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  


  2. consciousnoun

    To be aware of something or someone in study attentively or learning by heart what or who is the one that actively triggers the volcanic temper to express sense within a group of people. 1.) aware of and responding to one's surroundings; awake. Having knowledge of something; aware.

    My conscious keeps me inlined and out of trouble.

    Etymology: Calculated facts


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on March 26, 2024  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conscious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3320

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conscious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2634

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conscious' in Adjectives Frequency: #435

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conscious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conscious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Conscious in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Bihuniak:

    Those who are picking whole fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean protein sources, or are conscious of the portion size of their snack — it can sometimes help them meet certain recommendations and guidelines.

  2. Titus Maccius Plautus:

    Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.

  3. Mark Bordeaux:

    He fell into the car through the sunroof, then climbed out of the car and fell on the ground. He was trying to get up but people were trying to get him to stay down —‘You don’t know how hurt you are,’ so he stayed there until the police and ambulances came. He kept saying, ‘Leave me alone, I want to die.’ You saw one of his arms was clearly broken, but he was conscious, he was moving.

  4. Cameron Heron:

    It was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  5. Dr. Dale E. Turner:

    The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. Recognizing our limitations and imperfections is the first requisite of progress. Those who believe they have arrived believe they have nowhere to go. Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid.

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