noun, plural gen·ius·es for 2, 3, 8, gen·i·i [jee-nee-ahy] /ˈdʒi niˌaɪ/ for 6, 7, 9, 10.
- genitourinary medicine,
- genitourinary system,
- genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,
- genius loci,
Origin of genius
Examples from the Web for geniuses
All this shows the real problem when telling the story of geniuses: exposition.
From The Innovators: How A Group Of Hackers, Geniuses, And Geeks Created The Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson.
Apparently the geniuses at Fox believe that the world leaders have no idea that we have racial problems in the United States.
Well, a lot of people who have been called crazy later went on to be recognized as geniuses.6 Reasons This Could Be Obama’s Best Year as President|Dean Obeidallah|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Geniuses became the saints of an increasingly secular Europe.
It is doubtful whether we should rank him among the geniuses of the world.The Comedies of Carlo Goldoni|Carlo Goldoni
Yet Napoleon, that greatest of all geniuses, who the historians declare had control of the army, took none of these steps.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
When she knelt down, the geniuses were bidden to enter the globe.
They rarely are geniuses; sometimes they have superior intelligence; but frequently they have ordinary intelligence.Careers in Atomic Energy|Loyce McIlhenny
Some people are geniuses about good times, and the Colonel and Miss Priscilla are two of that kind.Phyllis|Maria Thompson Daviess
noun plural -uses or for senses 5, 6 genii (ˈdʒiːnɪˌaɪ)
- the guiding spirit who attends a person from birth to death
- the guardian spirit of a place, group of people, or institution
Word Origin for genius
late 14c., "tutelary god (classical or pagan)," from Latin genius "guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generative power," from root of gignere "beget, produce" (see kin), from PIE root *gen- "produce." Sense of "characteristic disposition" is from 1580s. Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "natural ability" are first recorded 1640s.