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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun Sense has 5 senses

Verb Sense has 4 senses


Sensen. [L. sensus, from sentire, sensum, to perceive, to feel, from the same root as E. send; cf. OHG. sin sense, mind, sinnan to go, to journey, G. sinnen to meditate, to think: cf. F. sens. For the change of meaning cf. See, v. t. See Send, and cf. Assent, Consent, Scent, v. t., Sentence, Sentient.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep."  [1913 Webster]
    "What surmounts the reach
    Of human sense I shall delineate.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The traitor Sense recalls
    The soaring soul from rest.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.  [1913 Webster]
    "In a living creature, though never so great, the sense and the affects of any one part of the body instantly make a transcursion through the whole."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.  [1913 Webster]
    "This Basilius, having the quick sense of a lover."  [1913 Webster]
    "High disdain from sense of injured merit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "He raves; his words are loose
    As heaps of sand, and scattering wide from sense.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.  [1913 Webster]
    "I speak my private but impartial sense
    With freedom.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The municipal council of the city had ceased to speak the sense of the citizens."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.  [1913 Webster]
    "So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense."  [1913 Webster]
    "I think 't was in another sense."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Moral perception or appreciation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some are so hardened in wickedness as to have no sense of the most friendly offices."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Common sense, according to Sir W. Hamilton: (a) “The complement of those cognitions or convictions which we receive from nature, which all men possess in common, and by which they test the truth of knowledge and the morality of actions.” (b) “The faculty of first principles.” These two are the philosophical significations. (c) “Such ordinary complement of intelligence, that,if a person be deficient therein, he is accounted mad or foolish.” (d) When the substantive is emphasized: “Native practical intelligence, natural prudence, mother wit, tact in behavior, acuteness in the observation of character, in contrast to habits of acquired learning or of speculation.” -- Moral sense. See under Moral, (a). -- The inner sense, or The internal sense, capacity of the mind to be aware of its own states; consciousness; reflection. “This source of ideas every man has wholly in himself, and though it be not sense, as having nothing to do with external objects, yet it is very like it, and might properly enough be called internal sense.” Locke. -- Sense capsule (Anat.), one of the cartilaginous or bony cavities which inclose, more or less completely, the organs of smell, sight, and hearing. -- Sense organ (Physiol.), a specially irritable mechanism by which some one natural force or form of energy is enabled to excite sensory nerves; as the eye, ear, an end bulb or tactile corpuscle, etc. -- Sense organule (Anat.), one of the modified epithelial cells in or near which the fibers of the sensory nerves terminate.
Syn. -- Understanding; reason.
Sensev. t. 
     To perceive by the senses; to recognize.  [1913 Webster]
    "Is he sure that objects are not otherwise sensed by others than they are by him?"  [1913 Webster]


Sense, n. & v.
1 a any of the special bodily faculties by which sensation is roused (has keen senses; has a dull sense of smell). b sensitiveness of all or any of these.
2 the ability to perceive or feel or to be conscious of the presence or properties of things.
3 (foll. by of) consciousness (sense of having done well; sense of one's own importance).
4 (often foll. by of) a quick or accurate appreciation, understanding, or instinct regarding a specified matter (sense of the ridiculous; road sense; the moral sense). b the habit of basing one's conduct on such instinct.
5 practical wisdom or judgement, common sense; conformity to these (has plenty of sense; what is the sense of talking like that?; has more sense than to do that).
6 a a meaning; the way in which a word etc. is to be understood (the sense of the word is clear; I mean that in the literal sense). b intelligibility or coherence or possession of a meaning.
7 the prevailing opinion among a number of people.
8 (in pl.) a person's sanity or normal state of mind.
9 Math. etc. a a direction of movement. b that which distinguishes a pair of entities which differ only in that each is the reverse of the other.
1 perceive by a sense or senses.
2 be vaguely aware of.
3 realize.
4 (of a machine etc.) detect.
5 US understand.

bring a person to his or her senses
1 cure a person of folly.
2 restore a person to consciousness.
come to one's senses
1 regain consciousness.
2 become sensible after acting foolishly. the five senses sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. in a (or one) sense if the statement is understood in a particular way (what you say is true in a sense). in one's senses sane. make sense be intelligible or practicable. make sense of show or find the meaning of. man of sense a sagacious man. out of one's senses in or into a state of madness (is out of her senses; frightened him out of his senses). sense-datum (pl. -data) Philos. an element of experience received through the senses. sense of direction the ability to know without guidance the direction in which one is or should be moving. sense of humour see HUMOUR. sense-organ a bodily organ conveying external stimuli to the sensory system. take leave of one's senses go mad. take the sense of the meeting ascertain the prevailing opinion. under a sense of wrong feeling wronged.
ME f. L sensus faculty of feeling, thought, meaning, f. sentire sens- feel



IQ, absorb, acceptation, admissibility, affect, affection, affective meaning, air, anticipate, appreciate, appreciation, appreciation of differences, appreciativeness, apprehend, apprehension, artistic judgment, assimilate, atmosphere, aura, awareness, balance, be aware of, be conscious of, be sensible of, be with one, bearing, believe, brains, burden, caliber, capacity, catch, catch on, center, climate, cognizance, coherence, coloring, common sense, comprehend, comprehension, conceive, conception, connoisseurship, connotation, consciousness, consequence, consider, cool head, coolheadedness, coolness, core, credit, critical niceness, criticalness, deductive power, deem, delicacy, denotation, descry, detect, dig, digest, discern, discernment, discretion, discriminating taste, discriminatingness, discrimination, discriminativeness, distinguish, divine, drift, due sense of, effect, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade, esemplastic power, espy, essence, experience, extension, faculty, fastidiousness, fathom, feel, feel deeply, feel intuitively, feeling, feeling tone, fine palate, finesse, focus, follow, force, foreboding, foresight, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, gist, good sense, grammatical meaning, grasp, gumption, gut reaction, have, have a feeling, have a hunch, have a sensation, have it taped, have the impression, hear, heartthrob, hold, horse sense, idea, ideation, identify, impact, implication, import, impression, integrative power, intellect, intellectual grasp, intellectual power, intellectualism, intellectuality, intelligence, intelligence quotient, intelligibility, intendment, intension, intuit, intuition, judgement, judgment, judiciousness, just know, justifiability, justness, ken, know, knowledge, learn, level head, levelheadedness, lexical meaning, literal meaning, logic, logicality, logicalness, lucidity, make out, making distinctions, marbles, master, matter, meaning, meat, mental age, mental capacity, mental grasp, mental ratio, mentality, message, milieu, mind, mother wit, native wit, niceness of distinction, nicety, note, notice, nous, nuance, nucleus, overtone, palate, passion, penetration, perceive, percept, perception, pertinence, pick up, pith, plain sense, plausibility, point, power of mind, practical consequence, practical mind, practical wisdom, practicality, presentiment, profound sense, prudence, purport, quality, quick-wittedness, quickness, range of meaning, rationality, reaction, read, real meaning, realize, reason, reasonability, reasonableness, reasoning power, receive an impression, recognition, recognize, reference, referent, refined discrimination, refined palate, refinement, relation, relevance, respond, respond to stimuli, response, response to stimuli, sagacity, saneness, sanity, savvy, scope, scope of mind, see, seize, seize the meaning, selectiveness, semantic cluster, semantic field, sensation, sense impression, sense perception, sensibility, sensibleness, sensitivity, sensory experience, sentiment, short, significance, significancy, signification, significatum, signifie, smarts, smell, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobriety, sound sense, soundness, span of meaning, spirit, spot, spy, structural meaning, substance, subtlety, sum, sum and substance, suspect, sweet reason, symbolic meaning, tact, tactfulness, take, take in, taste, tenor, think, thinking power, thrust, tone, totality of associations, touch, transferred meaning, unadorned meaning, undercurrent, understand, understanding, undertone, upshot, value, wisdom, wit




N intelligence, wisdom, intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding, cuteness, sabe, savvy, intellect, nous, parts, sagacity, mother wit, wit, esprit, gumption, quick parts, grasp of intellect, acuteness, acumen, subtlety, penetration, perspicacy, perspicacity, discernment, due sense of, good judgment, discrimination, cunning, refinement, head, brains, headpiece, upper story, long head, eagle eye, eagle- glance, eye of a lynx, eye of a hawk, wisdom, sapience, sense, good sense, common sense, horse sense, plain sense, rationality, reason, reasonableness, judgment, solidity, depth, profundity, caliber, enlarged views, reach of thought, compass of thought, enlargement of mind, genius, inspiration, geist, fire of genius, heaven-born genius, soul, talent, prudence, vigilance, tact, foresight, sobriety, self-possession, aplomb, ballast, a bright thought, not a bad idea, Solomon-like wisdom, intelligent, quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp, quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp-eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted, wide- awake, canny, shrewd, astute, clear-headed, farsighted, discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, piercing, argute, quick-witted, nimble-witted, needle-witted, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, alive to, clever, arch, pas si bete, acute, wise, sage, sapient, sagacious, reasonable, rational, sound, in one's right mind, sensible, abnormis sapiens, judicious, strong- minded, unprejudiced, unbiased, unbigoted, unprepossessed, undazzled, unperplexed, unwarped judgment, impartial, equitable, fair, cool, cool-headed, long-headed, hardheaded, strong-headed, long- sighted, calculating, thoughtful, reflecting, solid, deep, profound, oracular, heaven-directed, heaven-born, prudent, sober, stand, solid, considerate, politic, wise in one's generation, watchful, provident, in advance of one' age, wise as a serpent, wise as Solomon, wise as Solon, wise, sensible, reasonable, judicious, well- thought-out, well-planned, well-judged, well-advised, prudent, politic, expedient, aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportet, but with the morning cool reflection came, flosculi sententiarum, les affaires font les hommes, mas vale saber que haber, mas vale ser necio que profiadol nemo solus sapit, nosce te, gnothi seauton, nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit, sapere aude, victrix fortunae sapientia.


N meaning, signification, significance, sense, expression, import, purport, force, drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring, scope, substance, gist, essence, marrow, spirit, matter, subject, subject matter, argument, text, sum and substance, general meaning, broad meaning, substantial meaning, colloquial meaning, literal meaning, plain meaning, simple meaning, natural meaning, unstrained meaning, true meaning, honest meaning, &c 543 prima facie meaning, letter of the law, literally, after acceptation, synonym, implication, allusion, suggestion, figure of speech, acceptation, meaning, expressive, suggestive, allusive, significant, significative, significatory, pithy, full of meaning, pregnant with meaning, declaratory, intelligible, literal, synonymous, tantamount, implied, explicit, to that effect, that is to say.

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