1 sense /ˈsɛns/ noun
plural senses
1 sense
plural senses
Learner's definition of SENSE
[count] : one of the five natural powers (touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing) through which you receive information about the world around you often + of
see also sixth sense
[singular] : a physical feeling : something that your body experiences usually + of
[singular] : a particular feeling : an emotion that you are aware of usually + of
[count] : a personal quality : a specific quality that is part of your personality usually singular + of
senses [plural] : the ability to think clearly or in a reasonable way
[noncount] : a proper or reasonable way of thinking about something : an awareness of what is appropriate
see also common sense, horse sense
[noncount] : a reason for doing something : a reason why something was done
[count] : the meaning of something (such as a word or phrase)
often + of

come to your senses

: to begin to think in a sensible or correct way after being foolish or wrong

in a/one sense

: in one way : from one point of view

in no sense

: in no way : definitely not

in some senses

: in some ways

knock some sense into someone's head

informal or knock some sense into someone
: to cause someone to stop thinking or behaving foolishly

make (any) sense of

: to understand (something)

make sense

: to have a clear meaning : to be easy to understand
: to be reasonable

take leave of your senses

see 2leave

talk (some) sense into/to

: to cause (someone) to stop thinking or behaving foolishly
2 sense /ˈsɛns/ verb
senses; sensed; sensing
2 sense
senses; sensed; sensing
Learner's definition of SENSE
[+ object]
not used in progressive tenses : to understand or be aware of (something) without being told about it or having evidence that it is true
often + that, what, when, etc.
of a machine : to detect the presence or occurrence of (something)
often + that, when, whether, etc.