Alert, awake; with one's mental faculties active.
‘The noise woke me, but it was another few minutes before I was fully conscious.’;
The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.
Aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness.
‘Only highly intelligent beings can be fully conscious.’;
The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.
‘Consciousness is thus, on the one hand, the recognition by the mind or "ego" of its acts and affections; - in other words, the self-affirmation that certain modifications are known by me, and that these modifications are mine.’;
Aware of, sensitive to; observing and noticing, or being strongly interested in or concerned about.
‘I was conscious of a noise behind me.’; ‘a very class-conscious analysis’;
Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.
‘Annihilate the consciousness of the object, you annihilate the consciousness of the operation.’; ‘And, when the steamWhich overflowed the soul had passed away,A consciousness remained that it had left. . . . images and precious thoughtsThat shall not die, and can not be destroyed.’; ‘The consciousness of wrong brought with it the consciousness of weakness.’;
Deliberate, intentional, done with awareness of what one is doing.
Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.
‘An honest mind is not in the power of a dishonest: to break its peace there must be some guilt or consciousness.’;
Known or felt personally, internally by a person.
an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation;
‘he lost consciousness’;
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’;
The part of the mind that is aware of itself; the consciousness.
the state of being aware of and responsive to one's surroundings
‘she failed to regain consciousness and died two days later’;
Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.
‘Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a power of thought.’;
a person's awareness or perception of something
‘her acute consciousness of Luke's presence’;
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.’; ‘The man who breathes most healthilly is least conscious of his own breathing.’;
the fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world
‘consciousness emerges from the operations of the brain’;
Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.
‘With conscious terrors vex me round.’;
Consciousness, at its simplest, is sentience or awareness of internal and external existence. Despite millennia of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosophers and scientists, consciousness remains puzzling and controversial, being .
‘at once the most familiar and [also the] most mysterious aspect of our lives’;
‘a conscious effort to speak more slowly’; ‘a conscious policy’;
knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts;
‘remained conscious during the operation’; ‘conscious of his faults’; ‘became conscious that he was being followed’;
(followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something;
‘few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance’; ‘conscious of having succeeded’; ‘the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load’;
aware of and responding to one's surroundings
‘although I was in pain, I was conscious’;
having knowledge of something
‘we are conscious of the extent of the problem’;
concerned with or worried about a particular matter
‘they were growing increasingly security-conscious’;
(of an action or feeling) deliberate and intentional
‘a conscious effort to walk properly’;
(of the mind or a thought) directly perceptible to and under the control of the person concerned
‘when you go to sleep it is only the conscious mind which shuts down’;