What does intelligent mean?

Definitions for intelligent
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəntin·tel·li·gent

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

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.

  2. intelligentadjective

    well thought-out, well considered

  3. intelligentadjective

    characterized by thoughtful interaction

    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.

  4. intelligentadjective

    Having the same level of brain power as mankind.

    The hunt for intelligent life.

  5. 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

How to pronounce intelligent?

How to say intelligent in sign language?

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. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette:

    A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.

  2. Donald Walker:

    A bigger issue is how fast do you have intelligent robotics replace manual labor everywhere in the world.

  3. Phil Clark:

    You dont always see jays there because they are very intelligent and shy.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Between a stupid fascist and an intelligent fascist, prefer the intelligent one, because there is always a chance to persuade the clever one about the mistakes of his actions! There is no such a chance for stupid and ignorant fascist!

  5. William Feather:

    Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

intelligent#1#4767#10000

Translations for intelligent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for intelligent »

Translation

Find a translation for the intelligent definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these intelligent definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "intelligent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 4 Jul 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/intelligent>.

    Are we missing a good definition for intelligent? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    intelligent

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. abrade
    • B. gloat
    • C. knead
    • D. abet

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for intelligent: