- 1The faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract or academic matters: he was a man of action rather than of intellectMore example sentences
- First it is a denial of the power of the human intellect to reason out understanding.
- It is a matter of intellect, thought, indirect leadership, advice, and consensus-building.
- Is that definition of intellect objectively ‘better’ than a televisual based one?
- 1.1The understanding or mental powers of a particular person: his keen intellectMore example sentences
- It combines the combustible power of a keen intellect with powerful conviction and ethical courage.
- The new leader will have to display strength of character, sturdiness of will, a keen intellect, a sense of humour and an ability to relate to the people of Scotland.
- Unification of mind and body, as explorers use their intellects, senses, imaginations, spirits, emotions and bodies.
- 1.2An intelligent or intellectual person: sapping our country of some of its brightest intellectsMore example sentences
- To the world, he was one of the brightest intellects of a very great intellectual era.
- Therefore, many scholars and latter day thinkers and intellects disagreed with him on a variety of issues.
- A formidable intellect, a compassionate man of integrity and a scholar of the law, he already is a terrific judge.
late Middle English: from Latin intellectus 'understanding', from intellegere 'understand' (see intelligent).