sense noun (ABILITY)
With her excellent sense of smell, she could tell if you were a smoker from the other side of the room. 她嗅觉灵敏，在房间的另一端就能知道你是否抽烟。
Did you get any sense of how they might react? 你预感他们会作何反应？
sense of fun
sense of humour
sense of occasion UK
- He has no sense of right and wrong.
- War had given to the community a greater sense of togetherness.
- I felt a sense of betrayal when my friends refused to support me.
- He has no sense of responsibility.
- They felt a deepening sense of despair.
sense noun (GOOD JUDGMENT)
[ + to infinitive ] I hope they'll have the (good) sense/have enough sense to shut the windows before they leave. 我希望他们走的时候会想到要关窗户。
It makes (good) sense to buy a big pack because it works out cheaper in the end. 买大包的更划得来，因为最终算下来更便宜。
[ + -ing verb ] There's no sense in waiting (= it is not practical to wait) - the next train isn't for two hours. 等下去是不明智的——要过两个小时下一趟火车才会来。
Where's/What's the sense (= what is the advantage) in paying someone when you could get a volunteer? 既然你可以找一个志愿者，何必花钱雇人呢？
senses [ plural ]
Have you taken leave of/lost your senses? (= Have you lost your ability to make a good judgment?) 你疯了吧？
It's time you came to your senses (= started to use your good judgment) and realized that they are not going to help you. 你该醒醒了，你该明白他们是不会帮你的。
- It would make sense to go later in the year when it's warmer.
- At least they had the sense to take some warm clothing.
- There's no sense in buying something we have already.
- I try to instil a little sense into the child.
- Why is Jack making the arrangements when he's not even coming? Where's the sense in that?
sense noun (MEANING)
The packaging is green - in both senses of the word (= it is green in colour and it is good for the environment). 包装是绿色的——这个“绿色”有两层含义。
Security defined in the broad/broadest sense of the term means getting at the root causes of trouble and helping to reduce regional conflicts. 广义上说，安全工作是指找出险境的根本原因并帮助减少地区冲突。
in every sense
in a sense C1 also in one sense
- So many words in English have several senses.
- Which sense of the word 'nice' do you mean?
- She's a very generous woman in the fullest sense of the word.
- He's not a sophisticated man - not in any sense of the word that I'm aware of.
- Of course, she was using the term 'massacre' in the figurative sense.
senseverb [ T ]uk /sens/ us /sens/
Although she said nothing, I could sense her anger 尽管她什么都没说，但我能感觉到她的愤怒。
He sensed something was about to happen. 他感觉到有事情要发生。
[ + (that) ] He sensed (that) his guests were bored, although they were listening politely. 尽管客人们在礼貌地听着，但他意识到他们有些厌烦。
- Although they said nothing, she could sense their disapproval of her suggestion.
- I sensed that she wasn't happy there.
- She said nothing but I could sense her resentment.
- I could just sense that something was wrong.
- I sensed that he had something to tell me.