- be unaware
- be numb
- to a limited extent or degree
- in one aspect
- to be intelligible or logical
- to find meaning in; understand
Other Word Forms of Sense
Origin of Sense
From Middle English sense, from Old French sens, sen, san (“sense, reason, direction"); partly from Latin sensus (“sensation, feeling, meaning"), from sentiō (“feel, perceive"); partly of Germanic origin (whence also Occitan sen, Italian senno), from Old Frankish *sinn (“reason, judgement, mental faculty, way, direction"), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz (“mind, meaning"). Both Latin and Germanic from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (“to feel"). Compare French assener (“to thrust out"), forcené (“maniac"). More at send.
Middle English meaning from Old French sens from Latin sēnsus the faculty of perceiving from past participle of sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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