- 1.a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus; one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch."the bear has a keen sense of smell that enables it to hunt at dusk"
- 2.a feeling that something is the case."she had the sense of being a political outsider"
- 1.perceive by a sense or senses."with the first frost, they could sense a change in the days"
- 2.(of a machine or similar device) detect."an optical fiber senses a current flowing in a conductor"