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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sense (noun)
1.
a meaning conveyed or intended - import signification , especially one of a set of meanings a word or phrase may bear especially as in a dictionary entry - segregated
2.
a) the faculty of perceiving by means of - sense organs
b) a specialized function or mechanism (as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal - stimuli
c) the mechanisms constituting a unit distinct from other functions (as movement or thought) - sensory
3.
conscious awareness or - rationality usually used in plural finally came to his senses
4.
a) a particular or kind or quality of - sensation sensation a good sense of balance
b) a definite but often vague awareness or - impression felt a sense of insecurity a sense of danger
c) a motivating awareness - a sense of shame
d) a discerning awareness and - appreciation her sense of humor
5.
- consensus the sense of the meeting
6.
a) capacity for effective application of the powers of the mind as a basis for action or response - intelligence
b) sound mental capacity and understanding typically marked by and practicality - shrewdness , also agreement with or satisfaction of such power - this decision makes sense
7.
one of two opposite directions especially of motion (as of a point, line, or surface)
sense (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to perceive by the - senses (see sense)
b) to be or become conscious of - sense danger
2.
- grasp comprehend
3.
to detect automatically especially in response to a physical (as light or movement) - stimulus
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sense (noun)
1.
an indefinite physical response to a stimulus
SYNONIMS:
feel, feeling, sense
RELATED WORDS:
impression, perception; hint, suggestion, touch
sense (noun)
2.
the ability to learn and understand or to deal with problems
SYNONIMS:
brain(s), brainpower, gray matter, headpiece, intellect, intellectuality, mentality, reason, sense, smarts
RELATED WORDS:
eggheadedness, highbrowism, intellectualism; braininess, brilliance; acumen, alertness, apprehension, astuteness, discernment, discriminability, insight, judgment ( judgement), perception, percipience, perspicacity; common sense, horse sense, mother wit; aptitude, talent; sagacity, sapience, wisdom, wit; head, mind, skull
NEAR ANTONYMS:
denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness ( dulness), dumbness, fatuity, feeblemindedness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, imbecility, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity
sense (noun)
3.
the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters
SYNONIMS:
discreetness, discretion, gumption, horse sense, levelheadedness, nous, policy, prudence, sense, sensibleness, wisdom, wit
RELATED WORDS:
street smarts; farsightedness, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness, forethoughtfulness, judgment ( judgement); brains, gray matter, intelligence; logicality, logicalness, practicality, rationality, rationalness; discernment, discrimination, insight, sagacity, sapience; acumen, astuteness, clearheadedness, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, shrewdness; care, caution, circumspection, precaution, premeditation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
shortsightedness; brainlessness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, senselessness, stupidity; carelessness, heedlessness; unreasonableness
imprudence, indiscretion
sense (noun)
4.
the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action
SYNONIMS:
content, denotation, drift, import, intent, intention, purport, sense, significance, signification
RELATED WORDS:
connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic
sense (noun)
5.
the thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems
SYNONIMS:
intellection, ratiocination, reason, reasoning, sense
RELATED WORDS:
cogency, coherence, logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness; convincingness, persuasiveness; syllogism, synthesis; analysis, dissection; deduction, induction; argumentation, disputation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
illogic, incoherence; absurdity, brainlessness, insanity, irrationality, nonsensicalness, preposterousness, senselessness
sense (verb)
1.
to have a vague awareness of
SYNONIMS:
perceive, scent, see, sense, smell, taste
RELATED WORDS:
behold, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spy, view, witness; ascertain, catch on (to), discover, find out, hear, learn, realize; anticipate, divine, expect, foreknow, foresee; assume, conjecture, guess, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect
sense (verb)
2.
to have a clear idea of
SYNONIMS:
appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand
RELATED WORDS:
absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierce
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstand
miss
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