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Definitions for intelligent
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəntin·tel·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  

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  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. 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.

  2. Thiruman Archunan:

    Human being is the only creature that is stupid enough to feel as intelligent and intelligent enough to understand its stupidity!

  3. Samuel Barrêto:

    We need to prepare ourselves for more drastic situations, we must learn to use water in a more rational, intelligent way.

  4. Robert Bonsib:

    My client is a very intelligent individual, he just marches to the beat of his own drum. That’s one the wonderful things about this country. You can do that.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Being rich is associated with being intelligent in our society. Thus, all the billionaires and millionaires make sense every time they talk.

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