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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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 
  Quincey. 
 
  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'' 
  philosophy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intellectual 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  intellect;  "his  intellectual  career" 
  2:  associated  with  or  requiring  the  use  of  the  mind; 
  "intellectual  problems";  "the  triumph  of  the  rational  over 
  the  animal  side  of  man"  [syn:  {rational}] 
  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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