Definitions for intellectˈɪn tlˌɛkt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. mind, intellect(noun)

    knowledge and intellectual ability

    "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"

  2. reason, understanding, intellect(noun)

    the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

    "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

  3. intellectual, intellect(noun)

    a person who uses the mind creatively

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  1. Intellect(n.)

    The capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; mental capacity.

  2. Intellect(n.)

    A particular mind, especially a person of high intelligence; as, he was a great intellect.

  3. Origin: [L. intellectus, fr. intelligere, intellectum, to understand: cf. intellect. See Intelligent.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. intellect(Noun)

    the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding (uncountable)

    Intellect is one of man's greatest powers.

  2. intellect(Noun)

    the capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable)

    They were chosen because of their outstanding intellect.

  3. intellect(Noun)

    a person who has that faculty to a great degree

    Some of the world's leading intellects were meeting there.

  4. Origin: From intellectus, perfect passive participle of intellego, from inter + lego, with connotation of bind.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Intellect(noun)

    the part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding

  2. Origin: [L. intellectus, fr. intelligere, intellectum, to understand: cf. intellect. See Intelligent.]

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Intellect

    the faculty of clear and decisive intelligence, or of instant and sure perception.


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