Definitions of consciousness

  1. having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The knowledge of that which passes in one's own mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Perception of one's own mental state; knowledge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The state of being conscious; sensation; knowledge; the power of self - knowledge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The faculty or state of being conscious; properly, the power which the mind has of knowing itself, its acts and affections; immediate knowledge; sense; perception; cognition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The knowledge of what passes in one's own mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for consciousness

  1. On the other side she saw him as she had found him in the first days of her consciousness of the world. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. The consciousness which tells me I exist, voices the fulfillment of that promise. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown