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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.

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

  2. intelligent(Adjective)

    well thought-out, well considered

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

  3. intelligent(Adjective)

    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. intelligent(Adjective)

    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. 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.]

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

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How to say intelligent in sign language?

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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. James Attaway:

    He was on the spiritual side, very intelligent.

  2. Samantha Barnette:

    He was also incredibly intelligent, which really makes me wonder about his true motives for doing this, he was always getting recognized for his high grades and getting awards all throughout school. It's upsetting to see him waste it all.

  3. Steve Altman:

    The real power of GigTown lies in connecting fans, musicians and, ultimately, venues in an intelligent and meaningful way, we’re establishing connections where previously there weren’t many outside of the established world of music promotion.

  4. Donald Walker:

    If you have a high labour, easy-to-ship part, it has already gone, for the most part, to a low-cost jurisdiction, a bigger issue is how fast do you have intelligent robotics replace manual labour everywhere in the world.

  5. Gillian Anderson:

    By the time there's another invasion of artificially intelligent dung-eating robotic probes from outer space, maybe their uber-children will have devised a way to save our planet.

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