sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.
plain ordinary good judgment; sound practical sense
inspired by or displaying sound practical sense
14c., originally the power of uniting mentally the impressions conveyed by the five physical senses, thus “ordinary understanding, without which one is foolish or insane” (Latin sensus communis, Greek koine aisthesis); meaning “good sense” is from 1726. Also, as an adjective, commonsense.
(1776) A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that called for the United States to declare independence from Britain immediately. Written in a brisk and pungent style, Common Sense had a tremendous impact and helped to persuade many Americans that they could successfully wage a war for their independence.
noun 1. the picketing of an entire construction project by a union having a dispute with only one subcontractor working at the site.
noun 1. See under (def 1). [snahyp] /snaɪp/ noun, plural snipes (especially collectively) snipe for 1, 2. 1. any of several long-billed game birds of the genera Gallinago (Capella) and Limnocryptes, inhabiting marshy areas, as G. gallinago (common snipe) of Eurasia and North America, having barred and striped white, brown, and black plumage. 2. any […]
noun 1. stock that ordinarily has no preference in the matter of dividends or assets and represents the residual ownership of a corporate business. 2. Animal Husbandry. stock that is not purebred. noun 1. the US name for ordinary shares
noun 1. a sulfur butterfly, Colias philodice, having yellow wings with black edges and larvae that feed on clover and other legumes.