- 1. sense, awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness
- usage: a general conscious awareness; "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
- 2. sense, signified, meaning, significance, signification, import
- usage: 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"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
- 3. sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty, faculty, mental faculty, module
- usage: 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. common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit, sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment
- usage: 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. sense, appreciation, grasp, hold
- usage: a natural appreciation or ability; "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"
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- 1. feel, sense, perceive, comprehend
- usage: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
- 2. sense, detect, observe, find, discover, notice
- usage: detect some circumstance or entity automatically; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
- 3. smell, smell out, sense, perceive
- usage: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
- 4. sense, understand
- usage: comprehend; "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
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