sense


sense
sense [sens]
n.
[Fr sens < L sensus < sentire, to feel, perceive: see SEND1]
1. the ability of the nerves and the brain to receive and react to stimuli, as light, sound, impact, constriction, etc.; specif., any of five faculties of receiving impressions through specific bodily organs and the nerves associated with them (sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing)
2. the senses considered as a total function of the bodily organism, as distinguished from intellect, movement, etc.
3.
a) feeling, impression, or perception through the senses [a sense of warmth, pain, etc.]
b) a generalized feeling, awareness, or realization [a sense of longing]
4. an ability to judge, discriminate, or estimate external conditions, sounds, etc. [a sense of direction, pitch, etc.]
5. an ability to feel, appreciate, or understand some quality [a sense of humor, honor, etc.]
6.
a) the ability to think or reason soundly; normal intelligence and judgment, often as reflected in behavior
b) soundness of judgment or reasoning [some sense in what he says]
c) something wise, sound, or reasonable [to talk sense]
d) [pl.] normal ability to reason soundly [to come to one's senses]
7.
a) meaning; esp., any of several meanings conveyed by or attributed to the same word or phrase
b) essential signification; gist [to grasp the sense of a remark]
8. the general opinion, sentiment, or attitude of a group
9. Math. either of two contrary directions that may be specified, as clockwise or counterclockwise for the circumference of a circle, positive or negative for a line segment, etc.
vt.
sensed, sensing
1. to be or become aware of [to sense another's hostility]
2. to comprehend; understand
3. to detect automatically, as by sensors
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in a sense
1. to a limited extent or degree
2. in one aspect
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make sense
to be intelligible or logical

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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