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    sense - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sense

    Definition
    (noun) a general conscious awareness
    Example Sentence
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
    Definition
    (noun) the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    Synonyms : signified
    Example Sentence
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified
    Definition
    (noun) the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    Example Sentence
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
    Definition
    (noun) sound practical judgment
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a natural appreciation or ability
    Example Sentence
    • a keen musical sense
    • a good sense of timing
    Definition
    (verb) perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
    Synonyms : feel
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) detect some circumstance or entity automatically
    Example Sentence
    • This robot can sense the presence of people in the room
    • particle detectors sense ionization
    Definition
    (verb) become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    Synonyms : smell , smell out
    Example Sentence
    • I sense his hostility
    • i smell trouble
    • smell out corruption
    Definition
    (verb) comprehend
    Example Sentence
    • I sensed the real meaning of his letter
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