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Definition 1: the faculty through which the external world is apprehended - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

Synonyms for sense in the sense of this definition

(sense is a kind of ...) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

(... is a kind of sense ) a particular sense

(... is a kind of sense ) (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

"sensitivity to pain"

Definition 2: sound practical judgment - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sense in the sense of this definition

(sense is a kind of ...) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

(... is a kind of sense ) reasoned and reasonable judgment

"it made a certain kind of logic"

(... is a kind of sense ) common sense

"she has great social nous"

(... is a kind of sense ) good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road

Definition 3: a general conscious awareness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sense of security
  • a sense of happiness
  • a sense of danger
  • a sense of self

(sense is a kind of ...) having knowledge of

"he had no awareness of his mistakes" "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced" "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"

(... is a kind of sense ) an awareness of your orientation in space

(... is a kind of sense ) an awareness of your obligations

Definition 4: a natural appreciation or ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a keen musical sense
  • a good sense of timing

(sense is a kind of ...) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

Definition 5: the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
  • in the best sense charity is really a duty
  • the signifier is linked to the signified

Synonyms for sense in the sense of this definition

(sense is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

(... is a kind of sense ) the accepted meaning of a word

Definition 6: comprehend - [verb of cognition]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I sensed the real meaning of his letter

(sense is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 7: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively - [verb of cognition]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I sense his hostility
  • I smell trouble
  • smell out corruption

Synonyms for sense in the sense of this definition

(sense is a kind of ...) become conscious of

"She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

Definition 8: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles - [verb of perception]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sense in the sense of this definition

(sense is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(sense has a similar meaning as ...) be felt or perceived in a certain way

"The ground feels shaky" "The sheets feel soft"

Definition 9: detect some circumstance or entity automatically - [verb of perception]

Samples where sense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(sense is a kind of ...) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water" "We found traces of lead in the paint"

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