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Definition of Sense


  1. A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature.
  2. Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.
  3. Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.
  4. Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.
  5. That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.
  6. Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.
  7. Moral perception or appreciation.
  8. One of two opposite directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be described by the motion of a point, line, or surface.
  9. To perceive by the senses; to recognize.

Sense Quotations

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful.
Rashida Jones

I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
Srikumar Rao

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
Nikola Tesla

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
Dalai Lama
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Sense Translations

sense in Afrikaans is voel
sense in Danish is sans
sense in Dutch is zin, betekenis
sense in Finnish is tuntea, merkitys
sense in French is sens, ressentir, signification
sense in Italian is levatura, accezione
sense in Latin is sensus, voluntas
sense in Portuguese is sentido
sense in Spanish is sentir, significacion, sentido, mente
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