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Definitions for Intelligent
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəntIntel·li·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligentadjective

    having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

    "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

  2. intelligent, well-informedadjective

    possessing sound knowledge

    "well-informed readers"

  3. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, soundadjective

    exercising or showing good judgment

    "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"

  4. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)adjective

    endowed with the capacity to reason

Wiktionary

  1. intelligentadjective

    of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

  2. intelligentadjective

    well thought-out, well considered

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

  3. intelligentadjective

    characterized by thoughtful interaction

    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

  4. intelligentadjective

    Having the same level of brain power as mankind.

    The hunt for intelligent life.

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intelligentadjective

    endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being

  2. Intelligentadjective

    possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer

  3. Intelligentadjective

    gognizant; aware; communicate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intelligent

    in-tel′-i-jent, adj. having intellect: endowed with the faculty of reason: well informed: bringing intelligence. (Shak.) communicative.—ns. Intell′igence, intellectual skill or knowledge: information communicated: news: a spiritual being; Intell′igencer, one going between parties: a spy.—adjs. Intelligen′tial, pertaining to the intelligence: consisting of spiritual being.—adv. Intell′igently.—adj. Intell′igible, that maybe understood: clear: (philos.) capable of being apprehended by the understanding only.—ns. Intell′igibleness, Intelligibil′ity.—adv. Intell′igibly. [L. intelligens, -entis, pr.p. of intelligĕre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. intelligent

    The capacity for thought and reason.

    They were so intelligent and together make a loving couple.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4819

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3946

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligent' in Adjectives Frequency: #629

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intelligent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intelligent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Intelligent in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A foolish person who has selfish intent towards the people can't have brilliant quality content in own thoughts; however that individual does not understand that any attempt to paint oneself as an intellectual or a saint/wise by rhyming and priming quote with nice words may only get a lot of support of sycophants, but s/he gets exposed to the intelligent in an era of internet.

  2. Randeshwaro Palhist:

    Intelligent people are not even interested in Covid vaccines & oxygen , but hired agents are discussing furiously about its price, availability, pros & cons only to promote its sales and their posts get many likes, comment, retweets and share only from own paid people.

  3. Og Mandino:

    The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven.

  4. Geoff Maslen:

    They're extraordinarily attractive birds, they're very engaging birds, very intelligent and quite often they make friends, especially with those people who provide them with food.

  5. Michael Landa:

    Their parents spoke with us about how both young men were healthy, intelligent and careful about what they put in their bodies.

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