from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having sense perception; conscious: "The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage” ( T.E. Lawrence).
- adj. Experiencing sensation or feeling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Conscious or self-aware.
- adj. Experiencing sensation, thinking, thought, or feeling.
- adj. Possessing human-like knowledge and intelligence.
- n. Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception.
- n. One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of sensation or of sense-perception; having the power of feeling.
- Characterized by the exercise of sense or sense-perception.
- In physiology, noting those parts which on stimulation give rise to sensation.
- Synonyms Sensitive, etc. See sensible.
- n. The mind as capable of feeling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
- adj. consciously perceiving
Latin sentiēns, sentient-, present participle of sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sentīens ("feeling, perceiving"), present active participle of sentiō. (Wiktionary)