English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sense /sens/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- giác quan
- the five senses: ngũ quan
- tri giác, cảm giác
- errors of sense: những sự sai lầm của tri giác
- ý thức
- sense of responsibility: ý thức trách nhiệm
- to labour under a sense of wrong: bị giày vò vì biết mình có lỗi
- khả năng phán đoán, khả năng thưởng thức
- sense of beauty: khả năng thưởng thức cái đẹp
- sự khôn ngoan; sự thông minh
- good (common) sense: lẽ thường; lương tri
- person of sense: người thông minh, người biết lẽ phải
- nghĩa, ý nghĩa
- these sentences do not make sense: những câu này không có ý nghĩa gì cả
- what you say is true in a sense: về một ý nghĩa nào đó thì điều anh nói là đúng
- ý nghĩa, tình cảm chung
- to take the sense of a meeting: nắm ý nghĩ tình cảm chung của mọi người trong cuộc họp
- hướng, chiều
- sense of a vector: chiều của vectơ
- to be out of one's senses
- to take leave of one's senses
- to bring someone to his senses
- to frighten somebody out of his senses
- làm cho ai sợ hết hồn hết vía
- bất tỉnh nhân sự
- to talk sense: nói khôn, không nói vớ vẩn
- ngoại động từ
- thấy, cảm thấy, có cảm giác, có cảm tưởng
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) hiểu
+a general conscious awareness
+the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
+the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
+sound practical judgment
+a natural appreciation or ability
+perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
+detect some circumstance or entity automatically
+become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
Advanced English Dictionary
It's not always easy to tell if Brown's senses are all functioning.
2 common sense, intelligence, perception, quick-wittedness, quickness, (mother) wit, judgement, reason, wisdom, sagacity, discrimination, discernment; sanity, Colloq brains, Slang Brit nous:
Fancy doing something like that! - she hasn't the sense she was born with!
4 meaning, intelligibility, coherence, head or tail, drift, gist, import, purport, nuance, significance, message, substance:
I was unable to get any sense out of what she was saying. Yes, I wasn't able to make sense out of it either
5 sentiment, atmosphere, impression, intuition, sensation:
I had a sense of being de trop - that I was not wanted.
6 feel, perceive, detect, divine, intuit, have a hunch or feeling, have or get or be under the impression that, suspect, Colloq have a funny feeling that, feel (something) in one's bones, pick up:
I sensed a certain antagonism in that last remark. I sensed that he was getting bored with me.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
sight / hearing, etc.
1 [C] one of the five powers (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch) that your body uses to get information about the world around you: the five senses + Dogs have a keen (= strong) sense of smell. + the sense organs (= eyes, ears, nose, etc.) + I could hardly believe the evidence of my own senses (= what I could see, hear, etc.). + The mixture of sights, smells and sounds around her made her senses reel.
See also - SIXTH SENSE
2 [C] a feeling about sth important: He felt an overwhelming sense of loss. + a strong sense of purpose / identity / duty + Doesn't she have any sense of guilt about what she did? + Helmets can give cyclists a false sense of security. + I had the sense that he was worried about something.
understanding / judgement
3 [sing.] an understanding about sth; an ability to judge sth: One of the most important things in a partner is a sense of humour (= the ability to find things funny or make people laugh). + He has a very good sense of direction (= finds the way to a place easily). + She has lost all sense of direction in her life. + Always try to keep a sense of proportion (= of the relative importance of different things). + a sense of rhythm / timing + Alex doesn't have any dress sense (= does not know which clothes look attractive).
See also - ROAD SENSE
4 [U] good understanding and judgement; knowledge of what is sensible or practical behaviour: You should have the sense to take advice when it is offered. + There's no sense in (= it is not sensible) worrying about it now. + Can't you talk sense (= say sth sensible)? + There's a lot of sense in what Mary says.
See also - COMMON SENSE, GOOD SENSE
normal state of mind
5 (senses) [pl.] a normal state of mind; the ability to think clearly: If she threatens to leave, it should bring him to his senses. + He waited for Dora to come to her senses and return. + (old-fashioned) Are you out of your senses? You'll be killed! + (old-fashioned) Why does she want to marry him? She must have taken leave of her senses.
6 [C] the meaning that a word or phrase has; a way of understanding sth: The word 'love' is used in different senses by different people. + education in its broadest sense + He was a true friend, in every sense of the word (= in every possible way). + In a sense (= in one way) it doesn't matter any more. + In some senses (= in one or more ways) the criticisms were justified. + The medical care was excellent, in a technical sense. + (formal) In no sense can the issue be said to be resolved. + There is a sense in which we are all to blame for the tragedy. - SENSIBLE
Idioms: knock / talk some sense into sb to try and persuade sb to stop behaving in a stupid way, sometimes using rough or violent methods: Try and talk some sense into her before she makes the wrong decision. + Where would I be without you to knock some sense into my head?
1 to have a meaning that you can easily understand: This sentence doesn't make sense.
2 to be a sensible thing to do: It makes sense to buy the most up-to-date version.
3 to be easy to understand or explain: John wasn't making much sense on the phone. + Who would send me all these flowers? It makes no sense.
make sense of sth to understand sth that is difficult or has no clear meaning: I can't make sense of that painting.
see sense to start to be sensible or reasonable
a sense of occasion a feeling or understanding that an event is important or special: Candles on the table gave the evening a sense of occasion.
+ verb (not used in the progressive tenses)
1 to become aware of sth even though you cannot see it, hear it, etc: [VN] Sensing danger, they started to run. + [V] Thomas, she sensed, could convince anyone of anything. + I sensed a note of tension in his voice. + [V (that)] Lisa sensed that he did not believe her. [also VN -ing, VN inf, V wh-]
2 [VN] to discover and record sth: equipment that senses the presence of toxic gases
1 one of the five natural physical powers of the body
acute, good, keen | poor | sixth
VERB + SENSE
He has an acute sense of smell.
She lost her sense of hearing early in life.
| regain | heighten, sharpen | dull | appeal to
He argued that art should appeal to the senses rather than the intellect.
SENSE + VERB
When she came to, her senses told her she was lying on a sandy beach.
| reel, swim
Her senses reeled as she fought for consciousness.
SENSE + NOUN
through the ~s
Although he can't see, he learns a lot through his other senses.
an assault on the senses, the evidence of your senses, the five senses, the sense of hearing/sight/smell/taste/touch
2 understanding/awareness of sth
deep, great, keen, strong, tremendous
He felt a deep sense of relief after the phone call.
| growing, heightened | slight, vague
a vague sense of unease
| innate, intuitive, natural
a natural sense of justice
VERB + SENSE
feel, have | display, show | give sb | lose | heighten, sharpen | dull
He seems to have lost his sense of reality.
3 natural ability to do/produce sth well
good | bad, poor | innate, intuitive, natural | business, dress
He has no dress sense.
VERB + SENSE
a good sense of direction/rhythm/timing
4 ability to think/act in a sensible way
good | common, horse
Common sense tells me I should get more sleep.
VERB + SENSE
He at least had the sense to call the police.
| display, show | learn
I wish my daughter would learn some sense.
SENSE + VERB
have more money than sense, (not) an ounce of sense
If you had an ounce of sense, you'd never have agreed to help him.
It all makes perfect sense (= is easy to understand).
VERB + SENSE
make | see
I tried to make him see sense, but he just wouldn't listen.
If you can't talk sense, I'm leaving!
There's a lot of sense in what he's saying.
talk sense into sb
We'll try and talk a little sense into her.
| there's no sense in sth
There's no sense in going home before the film.
6 your senses: ability to think clearly
VERB + SENSE
come to, regain | take leave of
Have you taken leave of your senses?
| bring sb to
in your (right) senses
No one in their right senses would give him the job!
The novel is about education in its widest sense.
| narrow, strict | accepted | figurative, metaphorical | literal | pejorative | legal, technical
VERB + SENSE
That word has three senses.
That sentence doesn't make sense (= has no meaning).
in a ~
In a sense, she's right.
in every sense of the word, in a very real sense
In a very real sense, post-war repression was the continuation of the war.
| in the true sense of the wordverb
I sensed quite strongly that she was angry with me.
| dimly, vaguely | just
Maybe she could just sense what I needed.
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