Intellect is defined as your ability to reason and to understand things.(noun)
An example of intellect is what you use to think abstractly.
See intellect in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L intellectus, a perceiving, understanding < pp. of intellegere, intelligere, to perceive, understand < inter-, between, among + legere, to gather, pick, choose: see logic
See intellect in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French intellecte
Origin: , from Latin intellēctus, perception
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of intellegere, to perceive; see intelligent.
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