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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saneadjective

    mentally healthy; free from mental disorder

    "appears to be completely sane"

  2. reasonable, saneadjective

    marked by sound judgment

    "sane nuclear policy"


  1. saneadjective

    Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- regarding the mind.

  2. saneadjective

    Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner; -- regarding persons.

  3. Etymology: From sanus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Saneadjective

    Sound; healthy. Edward Baynard wrote a poem on preserving the body in a sane and sound state.

    Etymology: sanus, Latin.


  1. Sané

    Sané is a surname.


  1. sane

    Sane refers to a state of having a healthy and sound mind, characterized by rational thinking, logical decision-making, and a clear understanding of reality. It is the opposite of mental instability or insanity and implies being free from mental disorders or psychological disturbances. It can also refer to decisions, actions or behaviors that are reasonable and sensible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saneadjective

    being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind

  2. Saneadjective

    mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons

  3. Etymology: [From Pentose.]


  1. SANE

    SANE is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sane

    sān, adj. sound in mind or body: healthy: not disordered in intellect.—adv. Sane′ly.—n. Sane′-ness. [L. sanus; akin to Gr. saos, sōs, sound.]

Editors Contribution

  1. sane

    Healthy, structured, systematic, practical, logical and rational actions, behavior, thoughts, ideas, brain, mind, soul, spirit, subconscious, conscience and consciousness in all animals, human beings and universal beings.

    We are sane human beings and as a collective know the optimum health of everyone is the priority.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2020  

  2. sane

    The ability, awareness and act of controlling our thoughts, mind, conscience and consciousness

    We are sane universal beings in a human body on planet earth having a human experience

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2021  

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  2. SANE

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SANE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sane is ranked #23817 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sane surname appeared 1,061 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sane.

    58.6% or 622 total occurrences were White.
    22.5% or 239 total occurrences were Asian.
    9.8% or 104 total occurrences were Black.
    6.9% or 74 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for sane »

  1. Sean

  2. ensa

  3. ENSA

  4. nase

  5. anes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sane in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sane in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

  2. Meaghan Buisson:

    The definition of insanity is decreed far too often by individuals with no proof they themselves are sane.

  3. Ursula K. LeGuin:

    What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

  4. Discovery Channel star Dave Turin:

    Last season we dug up over $3 million worth of gold… We were in the Yukon territory, when we were mining in the Yukon, it’s very difficult to keep a sane family life... We all wanted to get closer to our families so we moved, and it was a huge decision for us.

  5. Rudi Schulz:

    I was trapped in one room in the house and I had just gotten this new computer, and that was the only thing that kept me sane for two weeks.

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