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.

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. Alan Winde:

    It's going to have definite effects on the global market because the market looks at competitors and especially not having to add sulphur ,there's a huge advantage to the process and that changes the brand, it gives you a new brand that the health conscious world looks at so I'm pretty certain on the back of the rooibos brand that's already around the world you will definitely see traction, but then even as a standalone product because its new its innovative it's got a marketing edge and obviously if they do it cleverly they will get market share quite quickly.

  2. Michael Wadleigh:

    We had really researched what we wanted to do in terms of the bands and their music. I was heavily lyrically driven. I wanted to make sure that every song was a socially conscious song.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Collective Consciousness. We have collectively created this reality. Old beliefs produce old results. We can collectively solve any problem, rewrite any program, create any reality. We do this by doing our individual parts and then collectively we complete the whole of humanity. This reality is collective consciousness. When we are collectively of one mind and conscious of what we are creating, then an unlimited new world opens up to us.

  4. 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.

  5. André Breton:

    To speak of God, to think of God, is in every respect to show what one is made of. I have always wagered against God and I regard the little that I have won in this world as simply the outcome of this bet. However paltry may have been the stake (my life) I am conscious of having won to the full. Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, vile, polluted and grotesque is summoned up for me in that one word: God!

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