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Intellect meaning

intellect - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.
  2. 2. Power to judge and understand.

intellect - examples of usage

  1. Neither beauty, intellect, nor wealth was allowed to count against the disgrace involved in one being in any way connected with commerce. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Every man with a sort of trained intellect must have them. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. It must always bring a delight to the human being to watch the triumph of intellect over matter, of the mental over the physical system, of the mind over the body. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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