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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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_.""