Definitions for: Intellect


[n] knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"
[n] the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
[n] a person who uses the mind creatively



Webster (1913) Definition: In"tel*lect, n. [L. intellectus, fr. intelligere,
intellectum, to understand: cf. intellect. See
Intelligent.] (Metaph.)
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.

Synonyms: intellectual, mind, reason, understanding

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