Hypertext Webster Gateway: "intellect"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Intellect \In"tel*lect\, n. [L. intellectus, fr. intelligere,
intellectum, to understand: cf. intellect. See
{Intelligent}.] (Metaph.)
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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his
mind"; "he has a keen intellect" [syn: {mind}]
2: the capacity for rational thought or inference or
discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with
reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil" [syn:
{reason}, {understanding}]
3: a person who uses the mind creatively [syn: {intellectual}]

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