Definitions for geniusˈdʒin yəs; ˈdʒi niˌaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gen•ius*ˈdʒin yəs; ˈdʒi niˌaɪ(n.)(pl.)gen•ius•es; gen•i•i

  1. an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, esp. as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.:

    the genius of Mozart.

  2. a person having such capacity.

  3. natural ability; talent:

    a genius for leadership.

  4. distinctive character or spirit, as of a nation, period, or language.

  5. the guardian spirit of a place, person, institution, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. a person who strongly influences for good or ill the character, conduct, or destiny of a person, place, or thing:

    an evil genius.

  7. Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: jinn.

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Origin of genius:

1350–1400; < L: tutelary deity or genius of a person; cf. genus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. genius, mastermind, brain, brainiac, Einstein(noun)

    someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

    "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"

  2. brilliance, genius(noun)

    unusual mental ability

  3. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  4. genius, wizardry(noun)

    exceptional creative ability

  5. flair, genius(noun)

    a natural talent

    "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. genius(noun)ˈdʒin yəs

    an extremely intelligent person

    Einstein was a genius.

  2. geniusˈdʒin yəs

    extreme intelligence

    Her genius was undeniable.

Wiktionary

  1. genius(Noun)

    Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.

  2. genius(Noun)

    Extraordinary mental capacity.

  3. genius(Noun)

    inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.

    A work of genius

  4. genius(Noun)

    The guardian spirit of a place or person.

  5. genius(Noun)

    A way of thinking, optimizing one's capacity for learning and understanding.

  6. Origin: From genius, from gignere, genere, the root gen; see genus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genius(noun)

    a good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee

  2. Genius(noun)

    the peculiar structure of mind with whoch each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting

  3. Genius(noun)

    peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language

  4. Genius(noun)

    distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius

  5. Genius(noun)

    a man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius

Freebase

  1. Genius

    A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight. There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate. The term is used in various ways: to refer to a particular aspect of an individual, or the individual in his or her entirety; to a scholar in many subjects or a scholar in a single subject. Research into what causes genius and mastery is still in its early stages, and psychology offers relevant insights.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. genius

    1. One who offends his time, his country and his relatives; hence, any person whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world about one hundred years after he has been crucified, burned, ostracized or otherwise put to death. 2. One who stands at both ends of a perspective; simultaneity of sight; to be one's self plus; to be synonym and antonym to everything. 3. The ability to act wisely without precedent--the power to do the right thing for the first time. 4. A capacity for evading hard work.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genius' in Nouns Frequency: #2766


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

genius(noun)

a person who is very clever

The new professor of mathematics has been described as a genius.

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