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Sense meaning

sense - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. detect some circumstance or entity automatically; " This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; " particle detectors sense ionization"
  2. 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. 3. Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.
  4. 4. Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.
  5. 5. Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.
  6. 6. That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.
  7. 7. Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.
  8. 8. Moral perception or appreciation.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To perceive by the senses; to recognize.
  11. 11. Faculty by which objects are perceived; perception; judgment; reason; opinion; meaning.

sense - examples of usage

  1. Can you make any sense of it? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She had the sense to know that those were not great things. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. It is very common in this sense. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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