What does insight mean?

Definitions for insightˈɪnˌsaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, insight(noun)

    clear or deep perception of a situation

  2. insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity(noun)

    a feeling of understanding

  3. insight, brainstorm, brainwave(noun)

    the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

  4. insight, sixth sense(noun)

    grasping the inner nature of things intuitively


  1. insight(Noun)

    A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.

  2. insight(Noun)

    Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.

  3. insight(Noun)

    Knowledge (usually derived from consumer understanding) that a company applies in order to make a product or brand perform better and be more appealing to customers

  4. insight(Noun)

    The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively

  5. insight(Noun)

    An extended understanding of a subject resulting from identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario.

  6. Origin: From insight, insiht, from in- (from ) + sight, siht, or from insiht. Compare inzicht, Einsicht. More at in, sight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insight(noun)

    a sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; -- frequently used with into

  2. Insight(noun)

    power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insight

    in′sīt, n. sight into: thorough knowledge or skill: power of acute observation.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insight' in Nouns Frequency: #1717


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leo C. Rosten:

    Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

  3. Agnes Repplier:

    Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

  4. Chief Executive Ron Gula:

    It's a big raise. Insight Venture Partners realize that, insight Venture Partners are investing across the board.

  5. Vincent Van Gogh:

    If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.

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