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English Dictionary: conscious by the DICT Development Group
2 results for conscious
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
conscious
adj
  1. intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"
    Synonym(s): conscious, witting
  2. 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"
    Antonym(s): unconscious
  3. (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"- Thomas Hardy
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a
                     power of thought.                              --I. Watts.
  
      2. 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.                        --Hawthorne.
  
                     The man who breathes most healthilly is least
                     conscious of his own breathing.         --De Quincey.
  
      3. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as,
            conscious guilt.
  
                     With conscious terrors vex me round.   --Milton.
  
      Syn: Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
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