What does intellect mean?

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ˈɪn tlˌɛktin·tel·lect

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

GCIDE

  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.]

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intellect

    in′tel-lekt, n. the mind, in reference to its rational powers: the thinking principle: (pl., coll.) senses.—adj. In′tellected (Cowper), endowed with intellect.—n. Intellec′tion, the act of understanding: (philos.) apprehension or perception.—adjs. Intellect′ive, able to understand: produced or perceived by the understanding; Intellect′ual, of or relating to the intellect: perceived or performed by the intellect: having the power of understanding.—n. mental power.—v.t. Intellect′ualise, to reason intellectually: to endow with intellect: to give an intellectual character to.—ns. Intellect′ualism, the doctrine which derives all knowledge from pure reason: the culture of the intellect; Intellect′ualist; Intellectual′ity, intellectual power.—adv. Intellect′ually. [Fr.,—L.,—intelligĕre, to understand—inter, between, legĕre, to choose.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Intellect

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

How to pronounce intellect?

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How to say intellect in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intellect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intellect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of intellect in a Sentence

  1. Josiah Gilbert Holland:

    The heart is wiser than the intellect.

  2. Baruch Spinoza:

    Will and intellect are one and the same.

  3. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

  4. George Ade:

    She was short on intellect, but long on shape.

  5. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.

Images & Illustrations of intellect

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