What does insight mean?

Definitions for insight
ˈɪnˌsaɪtin·sight

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penetration, insightnoun

    clear or deep perception of a situation

  2. insight, perceptiveness, perceptivitynoun

    a feeling of understanding

  3. insight, brainstorm, brainwavenoun

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

  4. insight, sixth sensenoun

    grasping the inner nature of things intuitively

Wiktionary

  1. insightnoun

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

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

  2. insightnoun

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

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

  3. insightnoun

    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

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

  4. insightnoun

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

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

  5. insightnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insightnoun

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

  2. Insightnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. insight

    The intuitive ability and quality of feeling, knowing and understanding accurately and logically.

    Divine insight and knowledge is very enlightening and empowers us with intelligence to change what we are currently experiencing and we are very grateful x

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of insight in a Sentence

  1. Calvin Coolidge:

    No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    You still stay travelling today; however, the superior ones completed it already yesterday; thus, reading them and learning from their experiences and insight that constitutes reliability and authenticity.

  3. John Sheahan:

    I personally don’t think we’re ever going to be satisfied with the why, said John Sheahan, a former sergeant and SWAT team officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. We're talking about someone who has never had a lot of friends, kept to himself, and had all the finances in the world to do what he was going to do. Since the shooting, The FBI and police investigators have interviewed hundreds of witnesses, including Paddock's girlfriend Mary Lou Danley. They also looked into his gun buying history, taken apart his computer and even sent his brain to Stanford University for detailed forensic examination. But in recent weeks, authorities have provided little to no insight into the status of their investigation. The FBI’s Las Vegas field office did not respond to Fox News ’ request for an interview while the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department declined to take part in one. When we have more information to provide, we will let everybody know, LVMPD Officer Larry Hadfield told Fox News. But John Sheahan warns there may never be new information to release. Police investigators want to give the public answers. It takes the monkey off your backs.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Be sure I meet not others for the business or affairs, but for gaining knowledge that builds authentic insight and foresight; indeed, it is that fragrances and enlightens the character and life.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only passion for excellence/uniqueness to be perceptive. That infers, until/unless you are passionate to be excellent/unique in whatever you are doing currently, that's when you can/will start having/gaining acute/deep/critical insight into it, even into mysteries/incomprehensibles/unfathomables and stuffs like that.

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