Definitions for intellectˈɪn tlˌɛkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the faculty of the mind by which one knows or understands, as distinguished from that by which one feels or wills; capacity for thinking and acquiring knowledge.
capacity for thinking and acquiring knowledge of a high or complex order.
a particular mind or intelligence, esp. of a high order.
a person possessing a great capacity for thought and knowledge.
* Syn: See mind.
Origin of intellect:
1350–1400; ME < L intellēctus percerption, n. use of ptp. of intelleg(ere) to understand; see intelligent
knowledge and intellectual ability
"he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"
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"
a person who uses the mind creatively
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb's ability to think and understand
***my admiration of her intellect
a very intelligent person
one of the country's greatest intellects
the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding (uncountable)
Intellect is one of man's greatest powers.
the capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable)
They were chosen because of their outstanding intellect.
a person who has that faculty to a great degree
Some of the world's leading intellects were meeting there.
Origin: From intellectus, perfect passive participle of intellego, from inter + lego, with connotation of bind.
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the faculty of clear and decisive intelligence, or of instant and sure perception.
Translations for intellect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the thinking power of the mind
He was a person of great intellect.
- عَقْل، فِكْر، القُوَّه العَقْلِيَّهArabic
- intelectoPortuguese (BR)
- der VerstandGerman
- قدرت تفکرFarsi
- vitsmunir; gáfurIcelandic
- intelekts; prātsLatvian
- forstand, intellektNorwegian
- قدرت تفکرPersian
- پوهه، هوښيار توب، عقل، ددرك , قوهPashto
- intelect, inteligenţăRomanian
- akıl, zihinTurkish
- 智力Chinese (Trad.)
- інтелект, розумUkrainian
- قوت استدلالUrdu
- trí tuệVietnamese
- 智力Chinese (Simp.)
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