Definitions of intelligent

  1. 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 reasonable explanation for his decision" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. possessing sound knowledge; "well-informed readers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. endowed with the capacity to reason Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Gognizant; aware; communicate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Possessing power of mind or understanding; showing knowledge; clever. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Having intellect: endowed with the faculty of reason: well-informed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. INTELLIGENTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Having reason; marked by understanding. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Marked by intelligence; discerning; rational; sensible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Endowed with understanding or reason; endowed with superior intelligence; well informed; skilled. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Well informed; skilful; intellectual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. 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 intellig[)e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Having or showing (usu. a high degree of) understanding. Hence intelligently adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Knowing, instructed, skillful; giving information. Complete Dictionary