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This template is used to specify a sense qualifier (a gloss) for a usage note, synonym, antonym or other -onym. Consider using one of the templates {{syn}}, {{ant}}, {{hypo}} etc. instead, which are placed directly under the appropriate sense and thus make indicating the sense unnecessary.

Do not use {{sense}} in the following cases:

  • To provide a context for a definition, use {{label}} instead.
  • To qualify a list item with something other than a sense gloss (e.g. to qualify a synonym with a region or register), use {{qualifier}} instead.
  • To format glosses in definitions of non-English words, use {{gloss}} instead.


* {{s|an oath or affirmation}} {{l|en|promise}}, {{l|en|vow}}, {{l|en|word}} {{qualifier|informal}}


This template allows readers to customize the styles of sense glosses. Your current style is this:

Some readers, however, prefer special treatment for sense glosses and other qualifiers:

Readers can customize the styles using WT:PREFS or by editing their personal CSS files (e.g. Special:Mypage/monobook.css), as described in WT:CUSTOM.

See also


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for sense

Use this template to specify a sense qualifier (a gloss) for a usage note, synonym, antonym, related term, or other -onym.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

sense gloss1

Short description of the sense

an oath or affirmation