GOOD JUDGMENT [U] › good judgment, especially about practical things: He had the good sense to book a seat in advance. ABILITY [no plural] › the ability to do something: a sense of direction good business sense NATURAL ABILITY [C] › one of the five natural abilities of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste: I have a very poor sense of smell.
a sense of humour UK (US sense of humor) › the ability to understand funny things and to be funny yourself
a sense of loyalty/responsibility/security, etc › the quality or feeling of being loyal, responsible, safe, etc: He has absolutely no sense of loyalty. Driving along in a comfortable car can give you a false sense of security.
MEANING [C] › the meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence
in a sense/in some senses › thinking about something in a particular way: In a sense, he's right.
make sense › to have a meaning or reason that you can understand: He's written me this note but it doesn't make any sense. › to be a good thing to do: [+ to do sth] It makes sense to buy now while prices are low.
make sense of sth › to understand something that is difficult to understand: I'm trying to make sense of this document. → See also common sense