Origin of intellect
Examples from the Web for intellect
As in the case of Turner, the core of the intellect is missing.
Anyone with the intellect of a ping-pong ball should understand how opportunistic that whistleblowing looks.
He brought that intellect to bear on the chaotic bits and pieces (and people) of Animal House.How Harold Ramis Invented Baby Boom Comedy With ‘Animal House’|P. J. O’Rourke|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had a problem with my intellect, and they had a problem with my choice of lovers.
But then I got a lot of insulting comments questioning my intellect.16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova|Anna Nemtsova|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second is that such evil is compatible, and even appears to ally itself easily, with exceptional powers of will and intellect.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
To repeat: Our intellect is not ours, it does not belong to man, but it together with man belongs to the universe.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
He was also a man of the darkest shade, tall, intellect good, and wore a pleasant countenance.The Underground Railroad|William Still
The struggle was severe,—intellect (he called it) against conscience; and intellect was the victor!The Prime Minister|W.H.G. Kingston
Thoroughly repugnant to French intellect and feeling was conduct of this description.Terre Napoleon|Ernest Scott
British Dictionary definitions for intellect
Word Origin for intellect
Word Origin and History for intellect
late 14c. (but little used before 16c.), from Old French intellecte "intellectual capacity" (13c.), and directly from Latin intellectus "discernment, a perception, understanding," from noun use of past participle of intelligere "to understand, discern" (see intelligence).