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.

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

  2. consciousadjective

    aware.

    I was conscious of a noise behind me.

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

  3. consciousadjective

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

    Only highly intelligent beings can be fully conscious.

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

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  

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. Ian Beer:

    For this one campaign that we've seen, there are almost certainly others that are yet to be seen, all that users can do is be conscious of the fact that mass exploitation still exists and behave accordingly ; treating their mobile devices as both integral to their modern lives, yet also as devices which when compromised, can upload their every action into a database to potentially be used against them.

  2. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, 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 ?

  3. Lee Strasberg:

    Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.

  4. George Orwell, 1984:

    Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious." (Orwell, "1984")

  5. Edwin M. Schur:

    [When a victimless criminal] is treated as an enemy of society, he almost necessarily becomes one. Forced into criminal acts, immersed in underworld-related supply networks, and ever-conscious of the need to evade the police, his outlooks as well as behavior become more and more anti-social.

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