What does intelligent mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligent(adj)

    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-informed(adj)

    possessing sound knowledge

    "well-informed readers"

  3. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound(adj)

    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)(adj)

    endowed with the capacity to reason

Wiktionary

  1. intelligent(Adjective)

    of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.

  2. intelligent(Adjective)

    well thought-out, well considered

  3. intelligent(Adjective)

    characterized by thoughtful interaction

    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.

  4. intelligent(Adjective)

    Having the same level of brain power as mankind.

    The hunt for intelligent life.

  5. Origin: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intelligent(adj)

    endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being

  2. Intelligent(adj)

    possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer

  3. Intelligent(adj)

    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.]

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

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. Ben Carson:

    I think he's an intelligent man.

  2. David Dunham:

    Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

  3. James Attaway:

    He was on the spiritual side, very intelligent.

  4. Alex Cox:

    The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    To be intelligent, be complex; to be wise, be simple.

Images & Illustrations of intelligent

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