intellect

  • 1 Intellect — • The faculty of thought Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intellect     Intellect     † …

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  • 2 intellect — [ ɛ̃telɛkt ] n. m. • 1265; lat. intellectus, de intellegere « comprendre » ♦ L esprit dans son fonctionnement intellectuel. ⇒ entendement, esprit, intelligence. « ainsi faudrait il, dans l ordre de l intellect, acquérir un art de penser, se faire …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 intellect — I noun ability to perceive, ability to reason, ability to understand, brain, brilliance, cerebration, cognition, cognitive faculty, comprehension, genius, intellectual powers, intellectuality, intellegentia, intelligence, mens, mental ability,… …

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  • 5 intellect — (n.) late 14c. (but little used before 16c.), from O.Fr. intellecte intellectual capacity (13c.), and directly from L. intellectus discernment, a perception, understanding, from noun use of pp. of intelligere to understand, discern (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 intellect — *mind, soul, psyche, brain, intelligence, wit Analogous words: *reason, understanding, intuition …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 intellect — [n] capability of the mind; someone with capable mind ability, acumen, brains*, cerebration, comprehension, egghead*, genius, intellectual, intellectuality, intelligence, intuition, judgment, mentality, mind, psyche, pundit, reason, savvy, sense …

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  • 8 intellect — INTELLECT. s. m. La faculté de l ame, qu on nomme autrement l Entendement. Il n est guere en usage que dans le Dogmatique …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 intellect — ► NOUN 1) the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively. 2) a person s mental powers. 3) a clever person. ORIGIN Latin intellectus understanding …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 intellect — [in′tə lekt΄] n. [ME < L intellectus, a perceiving, understanding < pp. of intellegere, intelligere, to perceive, understand < inter , between, among + legere, to gather, pick, choose: see LOGIC] 1. the ability to reason or understand or …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 INTELLECT — The rationalism of medieval Jewish philosophy is manifest in its doctrines of intellect. Seen as both an incorporeal, universal heavenly substance and as a personal psychic faculty, intellect is both within man and without; it is viewed as the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 12 Intellect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Intellect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 intellect intellect mind understanding reason thinking principle Sgm: N 1 rationality rationality Sgm: N 1 cogitative faculties cogitative faculties cognitive faculties discursive …

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  • 13 intellect — [[t]ɪ̱ntɪlekt[/t]] intellects 1) N VAR Intellect is the ability to understand or deal with ideas and information. Do the emotions develop in parallel with the intellect?... The intellect is not the most important thing in life. 2) N VAR: oft poss …

    English dictionary

  • 14 intellect — (in tèl lèkt) s. m. Terme didactique. L esprit en tant qu il conçoit ; la faculté par laquelle l âme humaine conçoit. •   Tout, suivant l intellect, change d ordre et de rang ; Les Mores aujourd hui peignent le diable blanc, RÉGNIER Sat. V. •   L …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 intellect — n. 1) (a) keen, sharp, superior intellect 2) of intellect (a person of keen intellect) * * * [ ɪntɪlekt] sharp superiorintellect (a) keen of intellect (a person of keen intellect) …

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  • 16 intellect — UK [ˈɪntəlekt] / US [ˈɪnt(ə)lˌekt] noun Word forms intellect : singular intellect plural intellects 1) [uncountable] the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand difficult or complicated ideas and subjects These activities are… …

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  • 17 intellect — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant, formidable, great, keen, powerful, sharp, superior, towering ▪ limited, low …

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  • 18 intellect — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Mental capacity Nouns 1. intellect, intellectuality, mentality, brain[s], mind, understanding, reason (see reasoning), rationality; faculties, senses, consciousness, observation (see attention);… …

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  • 19 intellect — n. 1 a the faculty of reasoning, knowing, and thinking, as distinct from feeling. b the understanding or mental powers (of a particular person etc.) (his intellect is not great). 2 a a clever or knowledgeable person. b the intelligentsia regarded …

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  • 20 intellect — noun a) the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding (uncountable) Intellect is one of mans greatest powers. b) the capacity of that faculty (in a particular …

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