Definition of 'sense'


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1. Something sound or reasonable.

2. Natural understanding or intelligence, especially in practical matters.

3. A meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; signification.

4. An intuitive or acquired perception or ability to estimate.

5. One of the meanings of a word or phrase.

6. Intellectual interpretation, as of the significance of an event or the conclusions reached by a group.

7. Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.

8. The faculties of sensation as means of providing physical gratification and pleasure.

9. Recognition or perception either through the senses or through the intellect; consciousness.

10. The normal ability to think or reason soundly.

11. A vague feeling or presentiment.

12. A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation.

13. A capacity to appreciate or understand.

14. Judgment; consensus.

15. Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.

16. Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.

17. That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.

18. Meaning; import; signification.

19. Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.

20. (Physiol.) 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. See Muscular sense, under muscular, and Temperature sense, under temperature.

21. In geometry, one of two directly opposite ways in which a construct may be generated, described, or thought.

22. Sound or clear mind.

23. Discriminative perception; appreciation; a state of mind the result of a mental judgment or valuation.

24. The simplest type of concrete affective experience; a complex of a sensation (or a well-defined group of sensations) and an affective process: such a feeling as hunger, or drowsiness: opposed to emotion and sentiment.

25. That which is wise, judicious, sound, sensible, or intelligent, and accords with sound reason: as, to talk sense.

26. Specifically, the sense whose organ is the semicircular canals and vestibule of the internal ear, the portion of the internal ear supplied by the vestibular branch of the acoustic nerve. For the most part, this organ appears to function refiexly, that is, is not an organ of sense; but it undoubtedly gives us the sensation of dizziness or giddiness, and some authors refer this sensation to the ampullæ of the canals, and ascribe to the vestibule a second sensation, that of pressure.

27. Acuteness of perception or apprehension; discernment.

28. Mind generally; consciousness; especially, understanding; cognitive power.

29. Feeling; immediate consciousness; sensation perceived as inward or subjective, or, at least, not decidedly as objective; also, vague consciousness or feeling.

30. A power of perceiving relations of a particular kind; a capacity of being affected by certain non-sensuous qualities of objects; a special kind of discernment; also, an exertion of such a power: as, the religious sense; the sense of duty; the sense of humor.

31. Meaning; import; signification; the conception that a word or sign is intended to convey.

32. The intention, thought, feeling, or meaning of a body of persons, as an assembly; judgment, opinion, determination, or will in reference to a debated question.

33. A special faculty of sensation connected with a bodily organ; the mode of sensation awakened by the excitation of a peripheral nerve.

34. The capacity of being the subject of sensation and perception; the mode of consciousness by which an object is apprehended which acts upon the mind through the senses; the capacity of becoming conscious of objects as actually now and here; sense-perception; mental activity directly concerned in sensations.

35. Good judgment approaching sagacity; sound practical intelligence.

36. Genetics Of or relating to the portion of the strand of double-stranded DNA that serves as a template for and is transcribed into RNA.

37. Sameasincense.

38. To become aware of; perceive.

39. To grasp; understand.

40. To detect automatically.

41. Obs. or Colloq. To perceive by the senses; to recognize.


1. Your natural sense of fairness helps you disregard gossip.

2. He stalls the attack because he senses danger early.

3. They feel less sense of control because they actually have less control.

4. True understanding comes from inner experience which is beyond the classifications invented by the mind and senses.

5. But in one sense it is a good risk for the underwriters.

6. The sense of something being beautifully done still has impact and credibility.

7. We grow up with a strong sense of the physical boundary that contains us.

8. Work and study plans get moving again and you sense they are leading to better times.

9. We know right from wrong and have an acute sense of justice.

10. We suggest that borrowing may make sense for some firms but not for others.

11. Losing your sense of smell is usually the result of your nose being blocked.

12. You come across as a really great guy with a good sense of humour.

13. We found there a really great actor with a wonderful sense of timing.

14. None of these were regulars in the true sense.

15. Sometimes a sense of enchantment is enough.

16. Your sense of guilt takes that away from us.

17. They will probably have the sense that they will have to modify it when the effects are felt.

18. With that figure, and that sense of style?

19. If we had a sixth sense, what a _new sense_ it would be!

20. Its _logical_ structure is very different, however, from that of sense: _sense_ gives acquaintance with particulars, and is thus a two-term relation in which the object can be _named_ but not

21. By Father Nicholai Velimirovic, Ph.D. "Nature _takes sufficient care of our individualistic sense, leaving to_ Education _the care of our panhumanistic sense_."

22. The sense of Melody and Tune lies behind the brow in connection with the _sense of hearing_, at the anterior portion of Sensibility, which forty years after my discovery is beginning to be recognized in consequence of the experiments of

23. In the latter sense, it imports much more than this; it is not merely a _sense_ of doubt respecting any one truth, but a _system_ of doubt in regard to the grounds of our belief in all truth, a subtle philosophy which seeks to explain the phenomena of Belief by resolving them into their ultimate principles, and which often terminates -- in explaining them away.

24. That the words [sic] mass is used in its appropriate specific sense in this Article, and not as synonymous with Lord's Supper, or eucharist, as the Plea for the Augsburg Confession [Note 33] asserts, is proved by the fact, that _if you substitute either of these words for it, many passages in the Article will not make sense_.

25. Creator has given to his creatures, have cultivated only one, the sense of touch, -- leaving out entirely that chief sense, which connects and confirms all others, -- _the sense of the invisible_, the _moral sense_.

26. Good sense is so far from deserving the appellation of _common sense_, by which it is frequently called, that it is perhaps one of the rarest qualities of the human mind.

27. The sense-strand-specific (sense) primer, from +243 to +223; antisense-strand-specific (AS), from − 16 to +5; sense*, from +415 to +395; and AS*, from − 68 to − 48.

28. The boxes below the bar indicate the positions of the strand-specific primers used for the detection of dsRNA: the blank boxes are sense-strand-specific primers (sense, +243 to +223, and sense*, +415 to +395), and the black ones are primers for the AS strand (AS, − 16 to +5, and AS*, − 68 to − 48).

29. ‘Sensory evaluation is analysis of product attributes perceived by the human senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing.’

30. ‘The wall will include different pieces of artwork to stimulate various senses including touch, smell, sight and sound.’

31. ‘It is through our senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch - that we perceive the world around us.’

32. ‘They have keen hearing and good senses of vision and smell.’

33. ‘They were doing this with their hands in the dark with just a flashlight, and just using their senses of touch, smell and sight.’

34. ‘His hearing was affected, and he had lost his sense of taste and smell.’

35. ‘Crocodilians' senses of smell, sight, and hearing are well developed.’

36. ‘Nevertheless, the senses of smell, taste, and touch have not been neglected.’

37. ‘There are two primary forms of chemoreceptors: gustatory and olfactory, which are responsible for the senses of taste and smell.’

38. ‘Children begin to learn about their world by using their senses; touching, tasting, smelling, listening and looking.’

39. ‘He relies first on smell, then on taste; his sense of touch comes last.’

40. ‘Remaining motionless seems to enable elephants to focus their keen senses of smell and hearing on unfamiliar noises and odors in the air.’

41. ‘Combined with good hearing and a sense of smell, human eyesight can be used to penetrate darkness.’

42. ‘The pure process of cycling undoubtedly brings about a much closer relationship with the countryside, and sharpens one's senses of hearing and smell.’

43. ‘Get a sinus infection, or something head-cold related that muffles your senses of taste and smell for at least two weeks.’

44. ‘But is it true what people say about the acuteness of senses of smell and taste being linked?’

45. ‘He still has back problems and has lost the senses of smell and taste, but has returned to college.’

46. ‘Claudia pretended that she was blind and had to depend upon her senses of hearing, touch and smell.’

47. ‘This means that it has strong senses of smell and hearing.’

48. ‘We use our senses of sight, smell, hearing, and of course then we filter it through the psychological baggage we all carry around.’

49. ‘It suggests a sense of urgency and excitement, as do some of the hand-written articles in here.’

50. ‘But mention the impending transfer deadline and the banalities are overwhelmed by his sense of urgency.’

51. ‘There's a sense of urgency on every single point, on every shot, and it's an incredible challenge.’

52. ‘Therefore, there is a greater sense of urgency to forge ahead with deals.’

53. ‘When they discover a local death a new sense of purpose enters into the business of the day.’

54. ‘What he has brought is a sense of urgency and ambition that has helped maintain a sharp focus.’

55. ‘Now that it is back in US control, combined with the one-year hiatus, the sense of urgency has been diluted.’

56. ‘Now I'm no fan of fast food, but food with a sense of urgency would be nice.’

57. ‘Sporting occasions often don't count, as noisy tribal loyalties get in the way of a general sense of well-being.’

58. ‘Schlosberg's passionate rallying call pervades each song with a sense of urgency and zeal so often missed from other bands.’

59. ‘Lorraine waved her arms in a manner clearly designed to instill a sense of urgency in the observer.’

60. ‘I recognize the downsides of a sense of urgency, but I think that they can be managed.’

61. ‘An increased presence will boost the sense of security and encourage more people to use central Bradford.’

62. ‘Sometimes I think people lose all sense of reason when it comes to getting their hands on that magical half-price offer.’

63. ‘People lose their sense of reasonableness, they try to push in the ranks, try to get in taxis they shouldn't, and kick doors.’

64. ‘Whether or not there is a rational basis for their sense of humiliation is irrelevant.’

65. ‘To explain why, we have to look at the more general sense of pessimism and distrust about science and innovation.’

66. ‘It was that sense of general fabulousness that got us all so excited when the award was announced.’

67. ‘I guess that came from the pressure of deadlines, budget cuts, lay-offs and general sense of doom.’

68. ‘So I wanted to share some sense of what the campaign looks like to me right now.’

69. ‘She has stage presence and a keen sense of the absurd, particularly in the political realm.’

70. ‘I therefore approach this case with a keen sense of its importance.’

71. ‘We are looking for a reporter with a keen news sense and a strong awareness of the issues of importance to our readers.’

72. ‘I think that they still have a tremendous sense of the importance of tradition and of duty.’

73. ‘Thus was Hollywood given the maniacal sense of its own importance that will continue to inflate until the crack of doom.’

74. ‘And sometimes national coaches possess a deluded sense of their own importance.’

75. ‘That album was bloated, overblown and stuffed full of guitar solos and a misplaced sense of its own importance.’

76. ‘From the very first, there was a sense of importance about the venture.’

77. ‘He was devoted to his family and was a man with a fine sense of place who was well focussed on the important things in life.’

78. ‘It gave her an inflated sense of importance, and for a moment, she forgot her troubles.’

79. ‘It gave us all a sense of involvement and importance that electronic voting will never give us.’

80. ‘The game is physical and visceral, and we were amazed at just how clearly a sense of presence in time and space was communicated.’

81. ‘His sense of timing and presentation was a delight to watch and it made magic much more interesting.’

82. ‘A powerful, quiet presence brings a reassuring sense of order and peace to a coming relationship.’

83. ‘Humour's your best medicine at present, and a sense of the absurd your saving grace.’

84. ‘There are times when one gets a sense of being present at the making of history.’

85. ‘She gained a sense of the importance of the work from her mother's commitment to it.’

86. ‘Many of her poems and hymns capture her sense of the presence of God.’

87. ‘We have lost a general sense of purpose that a knowledge of our ancestors gives us.’

88. ‘I take this situation with a sense of irony, it's like a bad joke.’

89. ‘The journalist claimed he was treated bluntly and said the staff attitude made no business sense and he could have been making a booking.’

90. ‘They keep insisting every now and then that saner sense prevails, after all.’

91. ‘I mean it would make as much sense, and realistically is a feeling I'm more familiar with.’

92. ‘Besides, anyone with any sense would realise she'd be dirty after falling down a hole.’

93. ‘He did have enough sense to realise that he'd run out of rope and that this was a straw at which he might clutch.’

94. ‘I can see that it makes logical sense but it just doesn't look right.’

95. ‘This surely seems to make perfect sense and demonstrates an excellent compromise for parties concerned?’

96. ‘But your explanation makes a whole lot of sense, and has changed my views on the whole situation.’

97. ‘Somehow, this absurd logic makes perfect sense in the right context.’

98. ‘Common sense dictates that it is dangerous to use a mobile phone while driving.’

99. ‘Common sense dictates avoiding areas of water where aggressive shark feeding has been noted.’

100. ‘At last, a voice of sense and reason from somebody who knows what they are talking about.’

101. ‘He came across as the charismatic voice of reason, talking sense and taking the long view.’

102. ‘Taking into account the needs of suppliers is again a combination of shrewd business sense and good ethical practice.’

103. ‘Will hesitated, all good sense and reason, even his own desires, begging him to keep his mouth shut.’

104. ‘Appealing to one's rational sense in their moment of deep anguish and distress is indeed a difficult task.’

105. ‘So fine, the game plan from here on in must be to suppress rationality and sense, because they only make good things go bad.’

106. ‘That is not hypocrisy or betrayal, but simply rationality and good sense.’

107. ‘He has a bit of a twitching problem and I don't think any General with sense in his head would trust him with a gun.’

108. ‘You can develop a very good business sense.’

109. ‘If we suffer for no reason, if we can find no sense, no reason to our suffering, it makes us crazy.’

110. ‘If the reasons make no sense and are without foundation then I should so rule.’

111. ‘Ethical living is promoted not because it makes rational sense, but because it offers a guide for personal behaviour.’

112. ‘Alas, all of what you're saying makes rational sense, but I think it may be totally beside the point.’

113. ‘Of course, that was ridiculous, but to her nothing made much rational sense.’

114. ‘If they will continue on that line, they will not be passing any law that has any rational sense.’

115. ‘Unfortunately, myself and the board are charged with making rational sense of all this.’

116. ‘To say one can have a strong state makes no sense in this context.’

117. ‘The latter was an example of overreach that made no sense from an American standpoint.’

118. ‘He points out that remortgaging can make sense from an inheritance tax standpoint.’

119. ‘Yet, with so little making sense at the moment, such mad ramblings become more potent.’

120. ‘Her mind became a blur; nothing was making sense at that moment.’

121. ‘Making money and making sense at the same time.’

122. ‘It made economic sense, and it made sense to invest social capital in youth, he said.’

123. ‘If you are concerned this may be a possibility it makes sense to stick with your existing company.’

124. ‘It makes it difficult for City fans to stomach at the moment but in every sense young Hogg's departure made sense.’

125. ‘It does make sense the Vikings would have settled here because of the water.’

126. ‘Things were making sense: this must have been the ‘murder’ the girls were talking about - idle, mistaken gossip.’

127. ‘In detective fiction, everything ends up making sense.’

128. ‘In other words, religion is our way of making sense out of nonsense, necessary precisely because life, in and of itself, may well be meaningless.’

129. ‘So many people today, not least those who blog, claim to be cynics, yet are not, in the strictest sense of the word.’

130. ‘By default, the relation is one of possession, in the strict sense of the word.’

131. ‘We were in over our heads - in both senses of the expression.’

132. ‘The defect remained a player, if I can use that expression in a causal sense, all the way through.’

133. ‘The nature of Lloyd's is not governmental, even in the broad sense of that expression.’

134. ‘Animals do not have rights in the accepted sense of the word.’

135. ‘Perhaps because this one trait would be so overwhelming that we wouldn't be able to see them in any other way, and would demand that the situation be resolved in both senses of the word dramatically.’

136. ‘The definition of an ore, in the strictest sense, refers only to mineralized rocks that can be profitably mined.’

137. ‘No, your Honour, nor is it being asked, in the legal sense, to interpret the agreement.’

138. ‘It comes as no surprise then to find that the expression has many different senses.’

139. ‘It is also a statutory expression in the sense that it is used in section 40.’

140. ‘This is a dictionary in the strict sense: none of the entries runs more than a few pages.’

141. ‘As a result, this will likely be more of an explanation than a review in the strictest sense.’

142. ‘He did not think of these contributions as being in the strict sense philosophical.’

143. ‘He is a knowledge worker in all senses of the word and carries a message everyone involved in best practise in education should hear.’

144. ‘Indeed on the contrary, far from being purer, it is more comprehensive in every sense of that term.’

145. ‘Some of the very best of today's specialist schools are comprehensive schools in this sense.’

146. ‘Dolly doesn't do proper jobs, at least not in any sense you'd readily recognize.’

147. ‘In a more general sense, the painting offers a meditation on the eternal and the ephemeral.’

148. ‘Later cases were less scrupulous in applying the metaphor and it came to be used in a very general sense.’

149. ‘I sensed Jon noticed I wasn't happy about the mention of Michael.’

150. ‘Concentrations of some compounds of one part per 10,000 can be sensed, recognized, and remembered by the average person.’

151. ‘She sensed him observing her, again just as he always did.’

152. ‘I could feel him there though, sensing me, moving cautiously, the way I was moving.’

153. ‘And it's rather like if you remember at school when you used to go into the classroom and you sensed everybody was talking about you.’

154. ‘She must have sensed me gearing up to patronise her.’

155. ‘The dog, having sensed something very bad, is on his back, his paws in the air, and he's whining.’

156. ‘I immediately sensed the presence of a group I had befriended before.’

157. ‘She immediately sensed the danger and turned and started to run toward the woods.’

158. ‘Perhaps sensing the change in mood, his sisters turned to fix him with concerned looks.’

159. ‘"Sit down, and I'll get you a drink, " Jones said, obviously sensing her discomfort.’

160. ‘His sentence trailed but I could still sense unease in his voice.’

161. ‘Sensing something amiss in Eliza's failure to respond, Walker reached for the closer of her hands.’

162. ‘Sera, sensing something wrong turned and saw Damon still slumped in his chair.’

163. ‘He must have sensed me coming as he maneuvered to avoid my attack.’

164. ‘Although these men tried to hide from his sight, he was able to sense their presence.’

165. ‘But I kept sensing a presence behind the door, like a slight shadow, and when I opened the door Daniella was standing there.’

166. ‘Sara, sensing the urgency in Kit's voice and movements nodded curtly and then left the tent, barking order to those just standing around as she did so.’

167. ‘Whether the vixen sensed my presence or perhaps it was simply time to move on, after a couple of minutes she moved closer to her cubs, looking around uneasily.’

168. ‘Narrowing my eyes, I glanced upward, sensing the presence of another.’

169. ‘Her father sensed her fear and discomfort and drew her to one side.’

170. ‘His father must have sensed it too, because he pulled away and turned around and left, pretty quickly.’

171. ‘Growing up in a bad neighborhood in Chicago had made Randy able to sense certain things.’

172. ‘The crowd, sensing the presence of danger, death, and violence in that place and moment, responds accordingly.’

173. ‘Perhaps it was because he sensed the campaign - and his father - were faring so poorly.’

174. ‘I could sense his great urgency to unload what he had been through.’

175. ‘He says he can't do it any longer, but you sense his words belie his feelings.’

176. ‘She had been able to sense these things, but never been able to place a finger on anything.’

177. ‘She'd been sensing the growing attraction between Grace and her father for quite some time, and she always gave them every opportunity.’

178. ‘As if sensing his presence the stranger turned and for just a brief instant looked directly at the kid across the street staring at him.’

179. ‘Then, perhaps sensing what I really want, he points to his window.’

180. ‘It came within 50 feet of me and stopped, sensing something wrong.’

181. ‘But you sensed you couldn't talk about anything too personal.’

182. ‘I just sensed something was wrong when I saw them high-tailing on back.’

183. ‘Alarmingly, a kind of savage intelligence is quite apparent in them; McIntyre senses this too.’

184. ‘If Lance senses the slightest hint of disloyalty or lack of dedication, you're gone.’

185. ‘The machinations of Booker juries are a smugly guarded secret, but one senses a good few compromises and second-bests here.’

186. ‘She could sense something different in his eyes as he looked at her tonight.’

187. ‘She could sense something strange about him but she couldn't put her finger on it.’

188. ‘Sensing my uneasiness, Keith slipped his arms away from around my waist.’

189. ‘The device can also be configured to provide different audible sounds for different movements that are sensed by the device.’

190. ‘The study by Goodman et al is an example of a study using an objective technique for measuring inhaler skills, a computer sensing device.’

191. ‘Modern sensing devices detect objects or terrain disturbances even though they are well camouflaged.’

192. ‘Note that when used with a compact fluorescent bulb, the local control mode in the appliance module often senses a small current flow and keeps turning on.’

193. ‘As soon as the motion detectors sensed that I had entered the elevator, the door closed as rapidly as it had opened.’

194. a sense of danger

Other users have misspelling sense as:

1. sens 15.94%

2. senza 7.03%

3. sensei 3.26%

4. senso 1.81%

5. sensu 1.57%

6. sensi 1.3%

7. Other 69.09%

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