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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intelligent  \In*tel"li*gent\,  a.  [L.  intelligens,  intellegens 
  -entis,  p.  pr  of  intelligere  intellegere  to  perceive; 
  inter  between  +  legere  to  gather,  collect,  choose:  cf  F. 
  intelligent.  See  {Legend}.] 
  1.  Endowed  with  the  faculty  of  understanding  or  reason;  as 
  man  is  an  intelligent  being 
 
  2.  Possessed  of  intelligence,  education,  or  judgment; 
  knowing;  sensible;  skilled;  marked  by  intelligence;  as  an 
  intelligent  young  man;  an  intelligent  architect;  an 
  intelligent  answer. 
 
  3.  Gognizant;  aware;  communicate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Intelligent  of  seasons.  --Milton. 
 
  Which  are  to  France  the  spies  and  speculations 
  Intelligent  of  our  state.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Sensible;  understanding.  See  {Sensible}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intelligent 
  adj  1:  having  the  capacity  for  thought  and  reason  especially  to  a 
  high  degree;  "is  there  intelligent  life  in  the 
  universe?";  "an  intelligent  question"  [ant:  {unintelligent}] 
  2:  possessing  sound  knowledge;  "well-informed  readers"  [syn:  {well-informed}] 
  3:  exercising  or  showing  good  judgment;  "healthy  scepticism"; 
  "a  healthy  fear  of  rattlesnakes";  "the  healthy  attitude  of 
  French  laws";  "healthy  relations  between  labor  and 
  management";  "an  intelligent  solution";  "a  sound  approach 
  to  the  problem";"sound  advice";  "no  reasonable  explanation 
  for  his  decision"  [syn:  {healthy},  {levelheaded},  {sound}] 
  4:  endowed  with  the  capacity  to  reason  [syn:  {reasoning(a)},  {thinking(a)}] 




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