Translation of "sense" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (MEANING) 意义 uk us /sents/

[ C ] one of the possible meanings of a word or phrase

They are not immigrants, at least not in any sense that I understand. 至少就我所理解的意义上来说,他们不是移民。
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。
This passage doesn't make (any) sense (= the meaning is not clear). 这篇文章意义不明确。
I've read the letter twice, but I can't make (any) sense of it (= I can't understand it). 我把信读了两遍,但还是不解其意。
in every sense

in every way or feature

It's a book which is, in every sense, about different ways of seeing the world. 从任何意义上说,这都是一本以不同角度看世界的书。
in a sense (also in one sense)

thinking about something in one way, but not in every way

She claims that the system is at fault and she's right, in a sense (= she is partly right), it could be improved. 她声称现行制度有问题,从某种意义上说,她是对的,现行制度确有改进的余地。
in no sense

not at all

We are in no sense obliged to agree to this. 我们绝不是非要同意这件事。

(Translation of “sense noun (MEANING)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)