HyperDic: sense

English > 9 senses of the word sense:
NOUNcognitionsensea general conscious awareness
communicationsense, signifiedthe meaning / meaning of a word or expression
cognitionsense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory facultythe faculty through which the external world is apprehended
cognitionsense, common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother witsound practical judgment
cognitionsensea natural appreciation or ability
VERBperceptionsense, feelperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
perceptionsensedetect some circumstance or entity automatically
cognitionsense, smell, smell outbecome aware of not through the senses but instinctively
cognitionsensecomprehend / comprehend
sense > pronunciation
Soundsseh'ns
Rhymescommence ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > sense: 9 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA general conscious awareness.
Examples
  • "a sense of security"
  • "a sense of happiness"
  • "a sense of danger"
  • "a sense of self"
Narrowersense of directionAn awareness of your orientation in space
sense of responsibilityAn awareness of your obligations
Broaderawareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingnessHaving knowledge of
Spanishsensación, sentido
Catalansensació
Verbssensebecome aware of not through the senses but instinctively
sensifymake sensitive or aware
English > sense: 9 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe meaning / meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted.
Examples
  • "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"
  • "in the best sense charity is really a duty"
Synonymsignified
Narrowerword meaning, word sense, acceptationThe accepted meaning / meaning of a word
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishacepción, sentido, significación, significado
Catalansentit, significat
English > sense: 9 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe faculty through which the external world is apprehended.
Example"in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
Synonymssensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty
Narrowermodality, sense modality, sensory systemA particular sense
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishfacultades sensoriales, sentido, sentidos
Catalanfacultats sensorials, sentit, sentits
Adjectivessensorialinvolving or derived from the senses
sensuoustaking delight in beauty
Verbssenseperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
sensedetect some circumstance or entity automatically
sensifymake sensitive or aware
English > sense: 9 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaningsound practical judgment.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymscommon sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit
Narrowerlogicreasoned and reasonable judgment
nouscommon sense
road senseGood judgment in avoiding / avoiding trouble or accidents on the road
Broadersagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernmentThe mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
Spanishsensatez, sentido común, sentido
Catalansentit comú, sentit, seny
Verbssensecomprehend / comprehend
English > sense: 9 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA natural appreciation or ability.
Examples
  • "a keen musical sense"
  • "a good sense of timing"
Broaderappreciation, grasp, holdunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something
Spanishsentido, significación
English > sense: 9 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymfeel
Caused bysensitize, sensitiseCause to sense
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Similar tofeelBe felt or perceived in a certain way
Spanishsentir
Catalansentir
Adjectivessensible, sensitiveable to feel or perceive
sensiblereadily perceived by the senses
sensitiveresponsive to physical stimuli
Nounssensationan unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
sense, sensationthe faculty through which the external world is apprehended
sensingbecoming aware of something via the senses
sensorany device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
English > sense: 9 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningdetect some circumstance or entity automatically.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"
  • "particle detectors sense ionization"
Broaderdetect, observe, find, discover, noticeDiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
Spanishdetectar, percibir
Adjectivessensitiveresponsive to physical stimuli
Nounssensethe faculty through which the external world is apprehended
English > sense: 9 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningBecome aware of not through the senses but instinctively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I sense his hostility"
Synonymssmell, smell out
BroaderperceiveBecome conscious of
Spanishsentir
Catalansentir
Adjectivessensibleaware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed
sensitivebeing susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
Nounssensea general conscious awareness
English > sense: 9 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningcomprehend / comprehend.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishapreciar, sentido
Adjectivessensitivebeing susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
Nounssensesound practical judgment

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