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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. Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.
  3. Moral perception or appreciation.
  4. 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.
  5. Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.
  6. Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.
  7. Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.
  8. That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.
  9. To perceive by the senses; to recognize.


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