Intellectual

Definition of Intellectual

In`tel`lec´tu`al
a.1.
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" philosophy.
n.1.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 Quincey.
2.A learned person or one of high intelligence;

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