I would like to conclude the accurate meaning of sense in the following phrase.
a man of eminent good sense
That phrase is from one of example expressions in the entry for the adjective, 'eminent' in the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
I assume the meaning of sense in that phrase is judgment, the 4th of the definitions defined by the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary as follows. Why I assumed so is merely because eminent good sense is an uncountable noun and the 4th definition is the only one which is uncountable.
But meaning-wise, if it were a man of an eminent good sense or a man of eminent good senses, other definitions can be applied, wouldn't it be?
- [countable] one of the five powers (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch) that your body uses to get information about the world around you
- [countable] a feeling about something important
- [singular] an understanding about something; an ability to judge something
- [uncountable] good understanding and judgement; knowledge of what is sensible or practical behaviour
- senses [plural] a normal state of mind; the ability to think clearly
- [countable] the meaning that a word or phrase has; a way of understanding something