sense Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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sensenoun

 us   /sens/

sense noun (JUDGMENT)

the ability to make reasonable judgments: [U] If the boy had any sense he would be scared. [U] You ought to have more sense than to get involved with him. [pl] Have you taken leave of your senses?

sense noun (BODY POWER)

biology [C] any of the five physical abilities to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel

sense noun (AWARENESS)

[C usually sing] an awareness of something, or an ability to do or understand something: I have a very bad sense of direction. [C usually sing] A sense of humor is the ability to understand and enjoy jokes and amusing situations, or to make people laugh: Matt has a great sense of humor.

sense noun (FEELING)

[C] a feeling about something: They move with a sense of confidence. Students need some sense of responsibility.

sense noun (MEANING)

English [C] a meaning of a word or phrase: This isn’t a travel book in the usual sense of the word.

senseverb [T]

 us   /sens/

sense verb [T] (FEEL)

to feel or be aware of something: Although she said nothing, I could sense her anger. I sensed someone was approaching me from behind.
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