Conscious

  • 1 Conscious — Con scious, a. [L. conscius; con + scire to know. See {Conscience}.] 1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one s own thoughts or mental operations. [1913 Webster] Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a power of thought. I. Watts. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 conscious — I (awake) adjective able to recognize, active, acute, alert, alive, animate, astir, breathing, endowed with life, enlivened, existent, existing, extant, imbued with life, in existence, inspirited, live, living, mortal, vivified II (aware)… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 conscious — [kän′shəs] adj. [L conscius, knowing, aware < conscire: see CONSCIENCE] 1. having a feeling or knowledge (of one s own sensations, feelings, etc. or of external things); knowing or feeling ( that something is or was happening or existing);… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 conscious — [adj1] alert, awake able to recognize, acquainted, aesthetic, alive to, apperceptive, apprised, assured, attentive, au courant, aware, certain, cognizant, conversant, discerning, felt, hep to*, informed, in on*, in right mind, keen, knowing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 conscious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) aware of and responding to one s surroundings. 2) (usu. conscious of) aware. 3) deliberate: a conscious effort. DERIVATIVES consciously adverb. ORIGIN Latin conscius knowing with others or in oneself …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 -conscious — UK [ˈkɒnʃəs] US [ˈkɑnʃəs] suffix used with some nouns and adverbs to make adjectives describing a person or organization that gives a lot of attention to a particular subject or thing Our aim is to operate in an environmentally conscious manner.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 -conscious — [kän′shəs] combining form aware of and attaching importance to [status conscious] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 -conscious — [kän′shəs] combining form aware of and attaching importance to [status conscious] …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 conscious of — index acquainted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 conscious — c.1600, knowing, privy to, from L. conscius knowing, aware, from conscire (see CONSCIENCE (Cf. conscience)); probably a loan translation of Gk. syneidos. A word adopted from the Latin poets and much mocked at first. Sense of active and awake is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 conscious — sensible, *aware, cognizant, alive, awake Analogous words: attending or attentive, minding or mindful, watching (see corresponding verbs at TEND): *watchful, alert, vigilant: perceiving, noticing, noting, remarking, observing (see SEE) Antonyms:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 conscious — con|scious W3S2 [ˈkɔnʃəs US ˈka:n ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(aware)¦ 2¦(awake)¦ 3 conscious effort/decision/attempt etc 4¦(concerned)¦ 5¦(thoughts)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: conscius, from com ( COM ) + scire to know ] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 conscious — adj. 1 aware of sth VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 conscious — consciously, adv. /kon sheuhs/, adj. 1. aware of one s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often fol. by of): conscious of one s own faults; He wasn t conscious of the gossip about… …

    Universalium

  • 15 conscious — [[t]kɒ̱nʃəs[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ of n/ ing, v link ADJ that If you are conscious of something, you notice it or realize that it is happening. He was conscious of the faint, musky aroma of aftershave... She was very conscious of Max… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 conscious — adjective 1 (not before noun) noticing or realizing something; aware: conscious of (doing) sth: I was very conscious of the fact that I had to make a good impression. | conscious that: I was conscious that she was ill at ease. 2 awake and able to …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 conscious — con•scious [[t]ˈkɒn ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) aware of one s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc 2) fully aware of something: not conscious of the passage of time[/ex] 3) having the mental faculties fully active: to be conscious during… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 conscious — adj. 1) fully conscious 2) (cannot stand alone) conscious of (conscious of danger) 3) conscious that + clause (she became conscious that everyone was staring at her) * * * [ kɒnʃəs] fully conscious conscious that + clause (she became conscious… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 conscious — con|scious [ kanʃəs ] adjective ** 1. ) not usually before noun noticing that something exists or is happening and realizing that it is important: conscious of: Teachers are increasingly conscious of the importance of the Internet. He was… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 conscious — I. adjective Etymology: Latin conscius, from com + scire to know Date: 1592 1. perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation < conscious of having succeeded > < was conscious that someone was watching >… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary