Definitions for sense

Definitions for (noun) sense

Main entry: sense, good sense, horse sense, gumption, mother wit, common sense

Definition: sound practical judgment

Usage: Common sense is not so common; he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples; fortunately she had the good sense to run away

Main entry: sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency

Definition: the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

Usage: in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

Main entry: sense

Definition: a general conscious awareness

Usage: a sense of security; a sense of happiness; a sense of danger; a sense of self

Main entry: sense

Definition: a natural appreciation or ability

Usage: a keen musical sense; a good sense of timing

Main entry: signified, sense

Definition: the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted

Usage: the dictionary gave several senses for the word; in the best sense charity is really a duty; the signifier is linked to the signified

Definitions for (verb) sense

Main entry: sense

Definition: comprehend

Usage: I sensed the real meaning of his letter

Main entry: sense, smell, smell out

Definition: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

Usage: I sense his hostility; i smell trouble; smell out corruption

Main entry: sense, feel

Definition: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles

Usage: He felt the wind; She felt an object brushing her arm; He felt his flesh crawl; She felt the heat when she got out of the car

Main entry: sense

Definition: detect some circumstance or entity automatically

Usage: This robot can sense the presence of people in the room; particle detectors sense ionization

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