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Meaning & Definition of Intellect in English

English

Intellect

/ɪntəlɛkt/

noun

1. Knowledge and intellectual ability

  • "He reads to improve his mind"
  • "He has a keen intellect"
    synonym:
  • mind
  • ,
  • intellect

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"
    synonym:
  • reason
  • ,
  • understanding
  • ,
  • intellect

3. A person who uses the mind creatively

    synonym:
  • intellectual
  • ,
  • intellect

Examples of using

The possession of intellect is what distinguishes us from wild animals.
He is a man of intellect.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.