What are the 10 Senses?

Meanings & Examples


The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. “she’d never been blessed with a vivid imagination”
The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful. “she was set in her ways and lacked imagination”
The part of the mind that imagines things. “a girl who existed only in my imagination”

The faculty or power of perceiving odours or scents by means of the organs in the nose. “a highly developed sense of smell”
Perceive or detect the odour or scent of (something). “I think I can smell something burning”
Emit an odour or scent of a specified kind. “the place smelled of damp”

Come into or be in contact with. “he leaned back so that only two legs of his chair touched the floor”
Handle in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect. “I didn’t play her records or touch any of her stuff”
An act of touching someone or something. “her touch on his shoulder was hesitant”
A small amount; a trace. “add a touch of vinegar”

Relating to a vestibule, particularly that of the inner ear, or more generally to the sense of balance.“disorders of vestibular function”

The sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance. “the wine had a fruity taste”
A person’s liking for particular flavours. “this pudding is too sweet for my taste”
Perceive or experience the flavour of. “she had never tasted ice cream before”
Have experience of. “the team has not yet tasted victory at home”

The quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech. “his tales are full of humour”
A mood or state of mind. “her good humour vanished”
Comply with the wishes of (someone) in order to keep them content, however unreasonable such wishes might be. “she was always humouring him to prevent trouble”

The faculty or power of seeing. “Joseph lost his sight as a baby”
A thing that one sees or that can be seen. “John was a familiar sight in the bar for many years”
Manage to see or observe (someone or something); catch an initial glimpse of. “tell me when you sight London Bridge”
Take aim by looking through the sights of a gun.“she sighted down the barrel”

Meaning “one’s own”, “individual”, and capio, capere, to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of one’s own parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.

The faculty of perceiving sounds. “people who have very acute hearing”
An opportunity to state one’s case. “I think I had a fair hearing”

The action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction. “her eyes sparkled with anticipation”
re music – The introduction in a composition of part of a chord which is about to follow in full.