Con"scious(?), a. [L. conscius; con- + scire to know. See Conscience.] 1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.
Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a power of thought.I. Watts.
2. Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.
Her conscious heart imputed suspicion where none could have been felt.Hawthorne.
The man who breathes most healthilly is least conscious of his own breathing.De Quincey.
3. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as,
With conscious terrors vex me round.Milton.
Syn. -- Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Tue 29th September 2020