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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of sound mind; mentally healthy: "their protector, the strongest and sanest of them all” ( Pat Conroy).
  • adj. Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- regarding the mind.
  • adj. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner; -- regarding persons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.
  • adj. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of sound mind; mentally sound: as, a sane person.
  • Sound; free from disorder; healthy: as, a sane mind; a sane project; sane memory (law).
  • See sain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. mentally healthy; free from mental disorder
  • adj. marked by sound judgment

Etymologies

Latin sānus, healthy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sānus ("healthy; sane"). (Wiktionary)

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