Hypertext Webster Gateway: "intellectual"

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

Intellectual \In`tel*lec"tu*al\, n.
The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.

Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh, Whose
higher intellectual more I shun. --Milton.

I kept her intellectuals in a state of exercise. --De

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

Intellectual \In`tel*lec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [L. intellectualis:
cf. F. intellectuel.]
1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as,
intellectual powers, activities, etc.

Logic is to teach us the right use of our reason or
intellectual powers. --I. Watts.

2. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding;
having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or
thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity;
as, an intellectual person.

Who would lose, Though full of pain, this
intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander
through eternity? --Milton.

3. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and
existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the
intellect; as, intellectual employments.

4. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as,
intellectual philosophy, sometimes called ``mental''

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"
2: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;
"intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over
the animal side of man" [syn: {rational}, {noetic}]
3: appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an
intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in
creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has
tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people";
"coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type";
"intellectual literature" [ant: {nonintellectual}]
4: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a
cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama" [syn:
{cerebral}] [ant: {emotional}]
n : a person who uses the mind creatively [syn: {intellect}]

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