/ˈıntəˌlɛkt/ noun, pl -lects
1 : the ability to think in a logical way

She is a woman of superior intellect.


She has a sharp/keen intellect.

We were required to read a book every week in order to develop our intellects.

music that appeals to the intellect while still satisfying the emotions

2 [count] : a very smart person : a person whose intellect is well developed

He's recognized as one of the greatest intellects [=minds] currently working in this field.

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  • in|tel|lect — «IHN tuh lehkt», noun. 1. the power of knowing; understanding. A man s actions are influenced by his intellect, will, and feelings. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under mind. (Cf. ↑mind) 2. great intelligence; high mental ability: »Isaac Newton was a man… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lect — col·lect·ed·ly; col·lect·ed·ness; col·lect·i·bil·i·ty; col·lect·ive·ly; col·lect·ive·ness; hy·per·di·a·lect·ism; id·i·o·lect; in·tel·lect; lect; predi·lect; pre·lect; rec·ol·lect; se·lect·ance; se·lect·ee; se·lect·ly; se·lect·man; se·lect·ness;… …   English syllables

  • intellect — in·tel·lect …   English syllables

  • intellect — in·tel·lect int əl .ekt n 1) the power of knowing as distinguished from the power to feel and to will: the capacity for knowledge 2) the capacity for rational or intelligent thought in·tel·lec·tu·al .int əl ek ch(ə w)əl, eksh wəl adj… …   Medical dictionary

  • in — in·earth; in·ebri·a·tion; in·ebri·ety; in·ebri·ous; in·edible; in·ed·i·ta; in·edited; in·educabilia; in·educability; in·educable; in·education; in·ef·fa·bil·i·ty; in·ef·face·abil·i·ty; in·effaceable; in·effectuality; in·efficacious;… …   English syllables

  • intellect — in•tel•lect [[t]ˈɪn tlˌɛkt[/t]] n. 1) the faculty of the mind by which one knows or understands, as distinguished from that by which one feels or wills; capacity for thinking and acquiring knowledge 2) capacity for thinking and acquiring… …   From formal English to slang

  • Intellect — In tel*lect, n. [L. intellectus, fr. intelligere, intellectum, to understand: cf. intellect. See {Intelligent}.] 1. (Metaph.) The part or faculty of the human mind by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; the power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intellected — In tel*lect ed, a. Endowed with intellect; having intellectual powers or capacities. [R.] [1913 Webster] In body, and in bristles, they became As swine, yet intellected as before. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intellect — in|tel|lect [ˈıntılekt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin intellectus, from the past participle of intellegere; INTELLIGENT] 1.) [U and C] the ability to understand things and to think intelligently superior/considerable/keen etc… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intellect — in|tel|lect [ ıntl,ekt ] noun 1. ) count or uncount the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand difficult or complicated ideas and subjects: These activities are designed to develop a baby s intellect. a lawyer of great intellect …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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