Definition of "sense" []

  • Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium. (noun)
  • A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation: a sense of fatigue and hunger. (noun)
  • The faculties of sensation as means of providing physical gratification and pleasure. (noun)
  • An intuitive or acquired perception or ability to estimate: a sense of diplomatic timing. (noun)
  • A capacity to appreciate or understand: a keen sense of humor. (noun)
  • Any of the faculties by which the mind receives information about the external world or about the state of the body. In addition to the five traditional faculties of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, the term includes the means by which bodily position, temperature, pain, balance, etc, are perceived (noun)

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  • Such faculties collectively; the ability to perceive (noun)
  • A feeling perceived through one of the senses (noun)
  • A mental perception or awareness (noun)
  • Moral discernment; understanding (noun)
  • Sound practical judgment or intelligence (noun)
  • Reason or purpose (noun)
  • Substance or gist; meaning (noun)
  • Specific meaning; definition (noun)
  • An opinion or consensus (noun)
  • One of two opposite directions measured on a directed line; the sign as contrasted with the magnitude of a vector (noun)
  • The import of an expression as contrasted with its referent. Thus the morning star and the evening star have the same reference, Venus, but different senses (noun)
  • The property of an expression by virtue of which its referent is determined (noun)
  • That which one grasps in understanding an expression (noun)
  • To perceive through one or more of the senses (verb)
  • To apprehend or detect without or in advance of the evidence of the senses (verb)
  • To understand (verb)
  • To test or locate the position of (a part of computer hardware) (verb)
  • To read (data) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sense" in a sentence
  • "If we had a sixth sense, what a _new sense_ it would be!"
  • "Its _logical_ structure is very different, however, from that of sense: _sense_ gives acquaintance with particulars, and is thus a two-term relation in which the object can be _named_ but not"
  • "By Father Nicholai Velimirovic, Ph.D. "Nature _takes sufficient care of our individualistic sense, leaving to_ Education _the care of our panhumanistic sense_.""