Intellect Definition

ĭntl-ĕkt
noun
The ability to reason or understand or to perceive relationships, differences, etc.; power of thought; mind.
Webster's New World
Great mental ability; high intelligence.
Webster's New World
A mind or intelligence, esp. a superior one.
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Minds or intelligent persons, collectively.
Webster's New World
A person of high intelligence.
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Other Word Forms of Intellect

Noun

Singular:
intellect
Plural:
intellects

Origin of Intellect

  • From Latin intellēctus (“understanding, intellect”), perfect passive participle of intellegō (“understand; reason”), from inter (“between, among”) + legō (“read”), with connotation of bind.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French intellecte from Latin intellēctus perception from past participle of intellegere to perceive intelligent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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