sense noun (ABILITY)
With her excellent sense of smell, she could tell if you were a smoker from the other side of the room. 她嗅覺靈敏，在房間的另一端就能知道你是否抽煙。
Did you get any sense of how they might react? 你預感他們會作何反應？
sense of fun
sense of humour
sense of occasion UK
sense noun (GOOD JUDGMENT)
[ + to infinitive ] I hope they'll have the (good) sense/have enough sense to shut the windows before they leave. 我希望他們走的時候會想到要關窗戶。
It makes (good) sense to buy a big pack because it works out cheaper in the end. 買大包的更划算，因爲最終算下來更便宜。
[ + -ing verb ] There's no sense in waiting (= it is not practical to wait) - the next train isn't for two hours. 繼續等下去是不明智的——要過兩個小時下一趟火車才會來。
Where's/What's the sense (= what is the advantage) in paying someone when you could get a volunteer? 既然你可以找一個志願者，何必花錢請人呢？
senses [ plural ]
Have you taken leave of/lost your senses? (= Have you lost your ability to make a good judgment?) 你瘋了吧？
It's time you came to your senses (= started to use your good judgment) and realized that they are not going to help you. 你該醒醒了，你該明白他們是不會幫你的。
- 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). 包裝是綠色的——這個「綠色」有兩層含義。
Security defined in the broad/broadest sense of the term means getting at the root causes of trouble and helping to reduce regional conflicts. 廣義上說，安全工作是指找出危險的根本原因並幫助減少地區衝突。
in every sense
in a sense C1 also in one sense
senseverb [ T ]uk /sens/ us /sens/
Although she said nothing, I could sense her anger 儘管她甚麽都沒說，但我能感覺到她的憤怒。
He sensed something was about to happen. 他感覺到有事情要發生。
[ + (that) ] He sensed (that) his guests were bored, although they were listening politely. 儘管客人們在禮貌地聽著，但他意識到他們有些厭煩。