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Noun: sense  sen(t)s
  1. A general conscious awareness
    "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
  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";
    - 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";
    - 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"; "horse sense is not so common";
    - common sense, good sense, gumption [informal], horse sense [informal], mother wit
  5. A natural appreciation or ability
    "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"
Verb: sense  sen(t)s
  1. Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
    "He sensed the wind";
    - feel
  2. Detect some circumstance or entity automatically
    "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
  3. Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    "I sense his hostility";
    - smell, smell out
  4. Discern
    "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"

Sounds like: cents, cense

Derived forms: sensing, sensed, 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

Encyclopedia: Sense