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Definitions of sense

  1.   comprehend; " I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
  2.   A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs ( sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature.
  3.   sound practical judgment; " I can't see the sense in doing it now"; " he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; " fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
  4.   sound practical judgment; " I can't see the sense in doing it now"; " he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; " fortunately shw had the sense to run away"
  5.   good judgment
  6.   Moral perception or appreciation.
  7.   One of two opposite directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be described by the motion of a point, line, or surface.
  8.   detect some circumstance or entity automatically, as of a machine or instrument; " This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; " particle detectors sense ionization"
  9.   the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; " in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
  10.   become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; " I sense his hostility"
  11.   perceive by a physical sensation, e. g., coming from the skin or muscles; " 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"
  12.   The power by which objects are seen or felt through certain bodily organs; also, the power to see or feel through one special organ; as, the sense of sight, of smell, etc.; mental perception or feeling; as, her sense of propriety; good mental ability; correct judgment; meaning; as, the sense of a remark; moral perception; as, his high sense of honor.
  13.   Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.
  14.   That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.
  15.   Faculty by which objects are perceived; perception; judgment; reason; opinion; meaning.
  16.   detect some circumstance or entity automatically; " This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; " particle detectors sense ionization"
  17.   A faculty by which objects are perceived: perception: discernment: understanding: power or soundness of judgment: reason: opinion: conviction: import:- pl. THE SENSES, or FIVE SENSES, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
  18.   That which makes one aware of sensation.
  19.   a natural appreciation or ability; " a keen musical sense"; " a good sense of timing"
  20.   Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.
  21.   the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted; " the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; " in the best sense charity is really a duty"; " the signifier is linked to the signified"
  22.   The faculty of perceiving what is external by means of impressions on an organ; sensation; perception by the senses; perception by the intellect; apprehension; discernment; sensibility; understanding; reason; conviction; moral perception; meaning.
  23.   Thermesthesia.
  24.   a general conscious awareness; " a sense of security"; " a sense of happiness"; " a sense of danger"; " a sense of self"
  25.   Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.
  26.   Colloquially, to grasp the meaning of.
  27.   The faculty of sensation; feeling; realization.
  28.   Feeling, sensation, the faculty of perceiving any stimulus, consciousness.
  29.   Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.
  30.   To perceive by the senses; to recognize.
  31.   That power or faculty by which animals obtain a knowledge of external objects, by these either coming into contact with certain organs of the body, or by making impressions on them; perception by the senses; discernment; understanding; strength of natural reason; meaning or import; consciousness; the senses, are five in number- hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch.
  32.   Any one of the five senses, sight, hearing, taste, smell, or touch.
  33.   Signification; meaning.

Antonyms for sense

bosh, guff, twaddle, dulness, incapacity, garbage, foolishness, silliness, poppycock, brawn, fudge, balderdash, malarkey, claptrap, folderol, blatherskite, horsefeathers, crock, humbug, crapola, idiocy, folly, trash, blather, drool, fiddle, jazz, nerts, applesauce, bean, Humbuggery, drivel, rot, codswallop, flannel, baloney, matter, stupefaction, nut, taradiddle, obtuseness, slush, nonsense, imbecility, muck, moonshine, tommyrot, hooey, blah, stupor, bilge, blither, fatuity, fiddlesticks, fiddle-faddle, senselessness, hoodoo, tosh, body, blarney, bunkum, slowness, stupidity, flapdoodle.

Quotes of sense

  1. A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same. – Djuna Barnes
  2. If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor. – Kate Beckinsale
  3. Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice. – Peter Benenson
  4. It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible. – Lucien Bouchard
  5. The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  6. Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place. – Eric Clapton
  7. We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for. – Fred Frith
  8. The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever. – Maurice Hinchey
  9. The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying. – Edward Hoagland
  10. Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment. – Anthony Kennedy
  11. Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there's still not that sense that this is reality. There's still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie. – Joshua Leonard
  12. Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. – Maxwell Maltz
  13. You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave. – Frank McCourt
  14. Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances. – Samuel E. Morison
  15. I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today. – Matthew Simpson

Usage examples for sense

  1. “ Cosmo, I wad hae thoucht ye had mair sense – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. I've 'ad my say, he continued, an' now I'll talk sense – Jonah by Louis Stone
  3. Show more sense do, please. ” – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  4. It doesn't seem to make much sense – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  5. You ain't got sense I think. ” – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  6. Not afraid in one sense of the word. ” –  by
  7. We may not be able to do more than sense it. ” – If You Don't Write Fiction by Charles Phelps Cushing
  8. Don't know why you can't talk sense Jim! ” – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  9. In a sense I am glad. ” – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  10. In a certain sense yes. ” – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  11. In every other sense he was a great man. ” – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  12. But I am getting back to my better sense – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  13. But I don't want to grow old in any sense – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  14. “ I can't make no sense of it. ” – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. “ I might also be a Buhaist in a certain sense – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  16. The sense pray, of what? ” – Embarrassments by Henry James
  17. I'm sorry, Robert, you have not quite so much sense as I thought you had. ” – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  18. In a sense you have forgotten him, then? ” – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  19. Some of 'em have a lot of sense left. ” – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  20. “ " That's sense any way," said one of the men. ” – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss

Idioms for sense