What does intangible mean?

Definitions for intangibleɪnˈtæn dʒə bəl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intangible, intangible asset(adj)

    assets that are saleable though not material or physical

  2. intangible(adj)

    (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value

    "intangible assets such as good will"

  3. intangible, impalpable(adj)

    incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch

    "the intangible constituent of energy"- James Jeans

  4. intangible(adj)

    hard to pin down or identify

    "an intangible feeling of impending disaster"

  5. intangible, nonphysical(adj)

    lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen

    "that intangible thing--the soul"


  1. intangible(Noun)

    Anything intangible

  2. intangible(Noun)

    Incorporeal property that is saleable though not material, such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes

  3. intangible(Adjective)

    incapable of being perceived by the senses; incorporeal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intangible(adj)

    not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible

  2. Origin: [Pref. in- not + tangible: cf. F. intangible.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intangible

    in-tan′ji-bl, adj. not tangible or perceptible to touch.—ns. Intan′gibleness, Intangibil′ity.—adv. Intan′gibly. [See Intact.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intangible in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intangible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Guy Hutton:

    They hide intangible impacts such as dignity, social status and security.

  2. Helen Keller:

    Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

  3. Anonymous:

    The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

  4. Natalie Clifford Barney:

    There are. intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible And indescribably as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, A segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.

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