Noun: sense sen(t)s
Verb: sense sen(t)s
- A general conscious awareness
"a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
- 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 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";
- sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty
- 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"; "horse sense is not so common";
- common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit
- A natural appreciation or ability
"a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"
- Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He sensed the wind";
- Detect some circumstance or entity automatically
"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
- Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
"I sense his hostility";
- smell, smell out
"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
Sounds like: cents, cense
Derived forms: sensed, sensing, senses
Type of: appreciation, awareness, cognisance [Brit], cognizance, comprehend, consciousness, detect, discernment, discover, faculty, find, grasp, hold, import, judgement, judgment, knowingness, meaning, mental faculty, module, notice, observe, perceive, sagaciousness, sagacity, significance, signification, understand