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Meaning & Definition of Sense in English





1. A general conscious awareness

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


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"
  • feel,
  • sense

2. Detect some circumstance or entity automatically

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

3. Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

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

4. Comprehend

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

Examples of using

You do know it makes no sense.
"Link, I need you." "Finally! I'll take off my clothes!" "Not in that sense, silly. Today is father's birthday!" "The King has a birthday?!" "Yes. You'll be in charge of the decorations and I'll invite the guests!"
Carelessly stringing words and constuctions on each other, you receive a finished sentence that makes sense. Isn't that a miracle?