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'sense' - used as a noun
1. a general conscious awareness
a sense of security
a sense of happiness
a sense of danger
a sense of self
2. the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
the dictionary gave several senses for the word
in the best sense charity is really a duty
3. the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
4. sound practical judgment
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
5. a natural appreciation or ability
a keen musical sense
a good sense of timing

'sense' - used as a verb
6. perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
7. detect some circumstance or entity automatically
This robot can sense the presence of people in the room
particle detectors sense ionization
8. become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
I sense his hostility
9. comprehend
I sensed the real meaning of his letter

derived forms
1. Sense / Past
sensed
2. Sense / Third Person
senses
3. Sense / Present Participle
sensing
Variations of 'sense'
 
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Who Said that ?
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away.