Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sense

5 senses of sense

Sense 1
sense -- (a general conscious awareness; "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self")
       => awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness -- (having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive")

Sense 2
sense, signified -- (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")
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 3
sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty -- (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")
       => faculty, mental faculty, module -- (one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind)

Sense 4
common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit -- (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")
       => sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment -- (the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations)

Sense 5
sense -- (a natural appreciation or ability; "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing")
       => appreciation, grasp, hold -- (understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sense

4 senses of sense

Sense 1
feel, sense -- (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")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 2
sense -- (detect some circumstance or entity automatically; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization")
       => detect, observe, find, discover, notice -- (discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint")

Sense 3
smell, smell out, sense -- (become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption")
       => perceive -- (become conscious of; "She finally perceived the futility of her protest")

Sense 4
sense -- (comprehend; "I sensed the real meaning of his letter")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

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