verb (used with object), sensed, sens·ing.
Origin of sense
SYNONYMS FOR sense
Related formshalf-sensed, adjectiveun·sensed, adjectiveun·sens·ing, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for in a sense
- the import of an expression as contrasted with its referent. Thus the morning star and the evening star have the same reference, Venus, but different senses
- the property of an expression by virtue of which its referent is determined
- that which one grasps in understanding an expression
- to test or locate the position of (a part of computer hardware)
- to read (data)
Word Origin for sense
Medicine definitions for in a sense
Idioms and Phrases with in a sense (1 of 2)
in a sense
Also, in some sense. Sort of, in some ways but not others. For example, In a sense our schools are the best in the state, but the test scores don't always show that, or In some sense I agree with you, but not entirely. [Late 1500s] Also see in a way.
Idioms and Phrases with in a sense (2 of 2)
see come to one's senses; horse sense; in a sense; lull into (a false sense of security); make sense; sixth sense; take leave of (one's senses); talk sense.