Definitions of intellect

  1. knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The mind or understanding; superior intelligence; knowledge gained. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The mind, in reference to its rational powers: the thinking principle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Power to judge and understand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The faculty of perception or thought; mind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. That faculty by which we see and know things in themselves and their relations, as distinct from the faculties of feeling and willing; the faculty of thinking; the understanding. See Intelligent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The understanding; the thinking principle; the faculty of the mind which receives or comprehends the ideas communicated to it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for intellect

  1. La Fleur now retired to a seat under a tree near the kitchen door, and applied her intellect to the consideration of the dinner, and the future of the Drane family and herself. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. This is particularly the intellect of reason, of logic, of ideas and ideals. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb