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What does "Sense" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) 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 (v. t.) Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark (v. t.) Moral perception or appreciation (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling (v. t.) Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation (v. t.) Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning (v. t.) That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion (v. t.) To perceive by the senses; to recognize


Synonyms feel, connotation, substance, meaning, gumption, common sense, sensation, sentience, intension, mother wit, horse sense, good sense, sentiency, sensory faculty


Example: "In the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing" Example: "A sense of security" Example: "A keen musical sense" Example: "The dictionary gave several senses for the word" Example: "I can't see the sense in doing it now" Example: "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room" Example: "I sensed the real meaning of his letter" Example: "I sense his hostility"


Word Family senseless, senselessness