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sense

sense

 
 
pronunciation:
sens
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of five ways to perceive, namely touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing.
As one ages, one's sense of hearing often weakens.
definition 2: the function of any of these senses.
She felt a sense of tingling in her fingers.
synonyms:
perception, sensation
definition 3: ability to reason; judgment.
A man with good sense would never act so imprudently.
synonyms:
reason
antonyms:
folly, stupidity
similar words:
feeling
definition 4: a particular ability to perceive or judge.
She had no sense of what other people expected of her.He and I have a similar sense of humor.
synonyms:
perception
similar words:
eye
definition 5: (usu. pl.) the ability to think normally and clearly.
She thought he'd lost his senses when he quit his job and bought an old wreck of a boat.
definition 6: a general or vague impression.
I had no more than a sense of what he must have been feeling.
synonyms:
feeling
similar words:
impression, tone
definition 7: meaning, as of a word, phrase, or passage.
Which sense of "letter" do you mean--a letter of the alphabet, or a letter you write to a friend?
synonyms:
meaning
similar words:
definition, point, tenor
definition 8: merit or purpose; point.
There's no sense in waking him now; let him sleep.
synonyms:
point, purpose
similar words:
significance
definition 9: something logical, sensible, or reasonable.
Your argument simply doesn't make sense.Now you're finally talking sense.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sensed, senses, sensing
definition 1: to perceive by means of the senses.
She immediately sensed the cold when she entered the room.He was not a believer in the seance, and yet he sensed the table move as the medium spoke.
synonyms:
perceive
similar words:
detect, discern, feel, take
definition 2: to understand.
From the tone of her voice, he sensed that she wanted to be alone.
synonyms:
perceive
similar words:
appreciate, apprehend, comprehend, discern, get, grasp, note, realize, see, understand
definition 3: to perceive without having obvious evidence; exercise intuition.
She quickly sensed my distress.He sensed her drifting away from him.
synonyms:
apprehend, intuit
similar words:
divine, guess, smell
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Homophone Note
The words sense, cent(s)s, and scent(s)s sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Explorer
absence of certain senses
body parts involved with sensing
some activities of sensing
some descriptions of senses
some examples of senses
some kinds of senses
some qualities of senses
some results of sensing
some things that affect someone's senses
some things that are sensed
some tools for impaired senses