[n] sound practical judgment; "I can't see the sense in doing it now"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately shw had the sense to run away"
[n] the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
[n] a general conscious awareness; "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
[n] a natural appreciation or ability; "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"
[n] the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted; "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
[v] comprehend; "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
[v] become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"
[v] perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
[v] detect some circumstance or entity automatically, as of a machine or instrument; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"