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Meaning & Definition of Sense in English

English

Sense

/sɛns/

noun

1. A general conscious awareness

  • "A sense of security"
  • "A sense of happiness"
  • "A sense of danger"
  • "A sense of self"
    synonym:
  • sense

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • sense
  • ,
  • signified

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"
    synonym:
  • sense
  • ,
  • sensation
  • ,
  • sentience
  • ,
  • sentiency
  • ,
  • sensory faculty

4. Sound practical judgment

  • "Common sense is not so common"
  • "He hasn't got the sense god gave little green apples"
  • "Fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
    synonym:
  • common sense
  • ,
  • good sense
  • ,
  • gumption
  • ,
  • horse sense
  • ,
  • sense
  • ,
  • mother wit

5. A natural appreciation or ability

  • "A keen musical sense"
  • "A good sense of timing"
    synonym:
  • sense

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • feel
  • ,
  • sense

2. Detect some circumstance or entity automatically

  • "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"
  • "Particle detectors sense ionization"
    synonym:
  • sense

3. Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

  • "I sense his hostility"
  • "I smell trouble"
  • "Smell out corruption"
    synonym:
  • smell
  • ,
  • smell out
  • ,
  • sense

4. Comprehend

  • "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
    synonym:
  • sense

Examples of using

I guess that doesn't make sense.
There was a sense of fear.
It makes perfect sense!