Word of the Day: Sense

sense /  ˈsen(t)s

 

noun

 

  1. the way in which one perceives the world through sensory organs

Of the five senses, smell is the one with the best memory.

Rebecca McClanahan, 1950-

 

  1. plural, consciousness; awareness

To go out of your mind once a day is tremendously important, because by going out of your mind you come to your senses.

Alan Watts, 1915-1973

 

  1. the intended meaning of a word

An entirely honest man, in the severe sense of the word, exists no more than an entirely dishonest knave: the best and worst are only approximations of these qualities.

Johann Kaspar Lavater, 1741-1801

 

  1. a particular sensation

As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment.

Ross Perot, 1930-2019

 

  1. a vague awareness or perception

The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.

Arthur Helps, 1813-1875

 

  1. an appreciation for something

A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.

Billy Graham, 1918-2018

 

  1. agreement with something that represents a sound mind

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

Melody Beattie, 1948-

 

  1. practical intelligence

Good health and good sense are two great blessings.

Latin Proverb

 

verb

 

  1. to perceive through sensory organs

Some believe that canines’ acute sense of hearing may allow them to sense sounds or vibrations preceding an earthquake that are imperceptible to humans.

Stephen Messenger, ?-

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  1. to become aware or conscious of

Creativity is the process of sensing problems or gaps in information, then identifying the difficulties and seeking solutions through trial and error or through forming hypotheses.

Ellis Paul Torrance, 1915-2003

 

  1. to understand

We cannot sense without acting and we cannot act without sensing.

Thomas Hanna, 1928-1990