Definition of SENSES

noun : SENSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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"; "the signifier is linked to the signified" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a natural appreciation or ability; "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing" ;

verb : SENSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) detect some circumstance or entity automatically; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization" ;

  • 3. (

    ) become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "I smell trouble"; "smell out corruption" ;

  • 4. (

    ) comprehend; "I sensed the real meaning of his letter" ;

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