sense (n.)

15世纪, “感知的能力”, 也是“意义, 意义, 解释” (尤其是圣经), 来自古法语 sens “五官之一; 意义. 机智, 理解” (12世纪), 并直接从拉丁文 sensus “感知, 感觉, 承担, 意义”, 从 sentire “感知, 感觉, 知道,” 可能是一个形象化的使用的字面意思是“找到一个人的方式,” 或“去精神,” 从PIE根 *sent- “去” (来源也是古高德 sinnan “去, 旅行, 努力后, 有在心中, 感知,” 德语 Sinn “感觉, 心灵,” 古英语 sið “方式, 旅程,” 古爱尔兰 set, 威尔士 hynt “方式” ). 应用于英语中任何一个 externaloutward senses (触觉, 视觉, 听觉等) 最早记载于1520年代.

A certain negro tribe has a special word for “see;” but only one general word for “hear,” “touch,” “smell,” and “taste.” It matters little through which sense I realize that in the dark I have blundered into a pig-sty. In French “sentir” means to smell, to touch, and to feel, all together. [Erich M. von Hornbostel, “Die Einheit der Sinne” (“The Unity of the Senses” ), 1927]

意为“那是智慧的”, 来自17世纪. 意思是“感知和欣赏的能力” 是从17世纪开始的(如 sense of humor, 1783年证明, sense of shame, 1640年代).

sense (v.)

“由感官感知”, 1590年代, 来自 sense (n.). 意为“向内意识到(自己的状态或状况)”, 出自1680年代. 意为“不是通过直接感知来感知(事实或情况)”, 出自1872年. 相关链接: Sensed; sensing.

updated on May 04, 2022

Definitions of sense from WordNet
sense (n.)
a general conscious awareness;
a sense of danger
a sense of security
a sense of self
a sense of happiness
sense (n.)
the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted;
in the best sense charity is really a duty
the dictionary gave several senses for the word
Synonyms: signified
sense (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
Synonyms: sensation / sentience / sentiency / sensory faculty
sense (n.)
sound practical judgment;
he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
fortunately she had the good sense to run away
Common sense is not so common
Synonyms: common sense / good sense / gumption / horse sense / mother wit
sense (n.)
a natural appreciation or ability;
a keen musical sense
a good sense of timing
sense (v.)
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles;
Synonyms: feel
sense (v.)
detect some circumstance or entity automatically;
This robot can sense the presence of people in the room
particle detectors sense ionization
sense (v.)
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively;
I sense his hostility
Synonyms: smell / smell out
sense (v.)
I sensed the real meaning of his letter
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