sense

[ sens ]
/ sɛns /

noun

verb (used with object), sensed, sens·ing.

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Idioms for sense

Origin of sense

First recorded in 1350–1400; (noun) Middle English, from Middle French sens, from Latin sēnsus “sensation, feeling, understanding,” equivalent to sent(īre) “to feel” + -sus, a variant of -tus, suffix of verbal action; (verb) derivative of the noun

synonym study for sense

4. Sense, sensation refer to consciousness of stimulus or of a perception as pleasant or unpleasant. A sense is an awareness or recognition of something; the stimulus may be subjective and the entire process may be mental or intellectual: a sense of failure. A sensation is an impression derived from an objective (external) stimulus through any of the sense organs: a sensation of heat. It is also a general, indefinite physical or emotional feeling: a sensation of weariness. 13. See meaning.

OTHER WORDS FROM sense

half-sensed, adjectiveun·sensed, adjectiveun·sens·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sense

cents, scents, sense
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British Dictionary definitions for sense

sense
/ (sɛns) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for sense

C14: from Latin sēnsus, from sentīre to feel
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Medical definitions for sense

sense
[ sĕns ]

n.

Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.
A perception or feeling that is produced by a stimulus; sensation, as of hunger.

v.

To become aware of; perceive.
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Idioms and Phrases with sense

sense

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.

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