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sense

sense

 
 
pronunciation:
sens
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note, Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of five ways to understand or experience one's surroundings. The senses are touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing.
definition 2: the use of any of these senses; a feeling.
Oddly, she had a sense of burning in her fingers after holding the ice cube.
synonyms:
perception, sensation
definition 3: the power to reason; judgment.
He is a man with good sense when it comes to business.
antonyms:
folly
definition 4: a particular ability to understand or judge.
She had no sense of what was needed to make kids happy.
synonyms:
perception
similar words:
eye
definition 5: meaning of a word or passage.
Which sense of "sell" do you mean?
synonyms:
meaning
similar words:
definition, point
definition 6: purpose or intelligence; point.
There's no sense in paying for trumpet lessons if you don't like being in the band.
synonyms:
point, purpose
similar words:
significance
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sensed, senses, sensing
definition 1: to feel or experience by means of the senses.
Susan sensed the cold as soon as Rick opened the window.
synonyms:
perceive
similar words:
detect, feel, take
definition 2: to be or become aware of; perceive.
The dog can sense when its master is upset.Gabe sensed that what the party needed was a little music.
synonyms:
perceive
similar words:
appreciate, apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, note, realize, see, understand
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