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Definitions of intellectual

  1. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Intellectuality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Intellectually. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called mental philosophy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Pertaining to, or understood by, the mind; mental; endowed or gifted with the power of understanding; exercising the mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Of or relating to the intellect or mind: perceived or performed by the intellect: having the power of understanding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Pertaining to, or gifted with, intellect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Pertaining to or marked by intellect; mental; highly intelligent. Intellective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Possessing intellect; relating to the intellect; performed by the intellect; appreciated by the intellect; existing in the intellect; ideal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for intellectual

  1. And, at all events, this girl was a lady, high- born, high- bred, intellectual and unique. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. His lofty brow, Wolf said, he had inherited from his father, and his mind was certainly bright; but what could be predicted with any certainty concerning the intellectual powers of a boy scarcely seven years old? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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