[ UK /sˈɛns/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛns/ ]
  1. the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    the signifier is linked to the signified
    the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    in the best sense charity is really a duty
  2. a natural appreciation or ability
    a good sense of timing
    a keen musical sense
  3. a general conscious awareness
    a sense of security
    a sense of happiness
    a sense of danger
    a sense of self
  4. 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
  5. sound practical judgment
    fortunately she had the good sense to run away
    Common sense is not so common
    he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
  1. detect some circumstance or entity automatically
    particle detectors sense ionization
    This robot can sense the presence of people in the room
  2. comprehend
    I sensed the real meaning of his letter
  3. perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
    He felt his flesh crawl
    She felt the heat when she got out of the car
    She felt an object brushing her arm
    He felt the wind
  4. become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    I smell trouble
    I sense his hostility
    smell out corruption
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How To Use sense In A Sentence

  • It is not only our senses, but our very intuitive faculties that cease to provide us with the necessary adaptive knowledge.
  • I don't think you're playing devil's advocate (a word every/filmer seems to want use) simply by making entirely senseless comparisons between films like Transformers and There Will Be Blood, and ranting on with points of view that even someone in defense of Transformers would never use. Things I Noticed While Watching 20 Minutes of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek | /Film
  • The interesting element of the game was that it required one to evaluate not films but people; that is, to sift through the prejudices of one’s movie-freak friends and the peccadilloes and quirks of the major reviewers, and by graphing, as it were, what each could be expected to overpraise, underpraise, revile, not notice, or deliberately ignore, one could acquire a very nice sense of the film. film flam
  • It takes years to build up your image and esteem to the point where the your inner sense of worth meets your outer sense.
  • This blogger is a seriously insecure woman who needs to examine her shaky sense of privilege before again attempting to write about transpeople. The Brave One Goes Crazy And Murders Weekend Box Office
  • I felt something akin to the tender hatred one can sense when staring hard at a photograph of oneself.
  • I have returned to campus enlivened by a sense of professional renewal, and I have developed course syllabi, assignments, and activities that incorporate many ideas from my fellowship experiences.
  • The court say that, "to be a citizen it is necessary that he should be entitled to the enjoyment of these privileges and immunities, upon the same terms upon which they are conferred upon other citizens; and unless he is so entitled, _he cannot, in the proper sense of the term, be a citizen_. An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the Charge of Illegal Voting
  • Ruling was in a sense a job, a calling, the only thing he knew how to do and could conceive of doing.
  • inconceivability" is used in the sense of relative inconceivability, it is incorrectly used, unless it is qualified in some way; because, if used without qualification, there is danger of its being confused with inconceivability in its absolute sense. A Candid Examination of Theism
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