Definitions of sense

  1.   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
  2.   good judgment
  3.   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
  4.   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
  5.   a general conscious awareness a sense of security a sense of happiness a sense of danger a sense of self
  6.   a natural appreciation or ability a keen musical sense a good sense of timing
  7.   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
  8.   comprehend I sensed the real meaning of his letter
  9.   become aware of not through the senses but instinctively I sense his hostility
  10.   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
  11.   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
  12.   detect some circumstance or entity automatically This robot can sense the presence of people in the room particle detectors sense ionization
  13.   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
  14.   Perception by the sensory organs of the body sensation sensibility feeling
  15.   Perception through the intellect apprehension recognition understanding discernment appreciation
  16.   Sound perception and reasoning correct judgment good mental capacity understanding also that which is sound true or reasonable rational meaning
  17.   That which is felt or is held as a sentiment view or opinion judgment notion opinion
  18.   Meaning import signification as the true sense of words or phrases the sense of a remark
  19.   Moral perception or appreciation
  20.   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
  21.   To perceive by the senses to recognize
  22.   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
  23.   Colloquially to grasp the meaning of
  24.   Feeling sensation the faculty of perceiving any stimulus consciousness
  25.   Thermesthesia
  26.   That which makes one aware of sensation
  27.   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
  28.   Faculty by which objects are perceived perception judgment reason opinion meaning
  29.   The faculty of sensation feeling realization
  30.   Any one of the five senses sight hearing taste smell or touch
  31.   Signification meaning
  32.   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
  33.   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

Antonyms for sense

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

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

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