- the mental faculties.
- things pertaining to the intellect.
- intellectual property,
Origin of intellectual
Examples from the Web for intellectual
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, intellectual honesty is the first thing to go when you are forced to constantly pander to your base.
An IQ below 70 generally indicates someone with intellectual disability (ID).How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is not to suggest that Mailer ever lost the intellectual toughness which was central to his work.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leaders with political and intellectual responsibilities conjured up those evils, and the results are on their hands.
The leisure of two other days, might be devoted to intellectual improvement, and the pursuits of taste.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
We seek for the origin of the savage factor of myth in one aspect of the intellectual condition of savages.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
On my way my mind was full of those ideas which related to my intellectual condition.
Both went forth from their native place longing to find a broader field of action and greater scope for their intellectual powers.The Heroic Enthusiasts,(1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori)|Giordano Bruno
The intellectual effort of the Middle Ages had very rarely clothed itself in an artistic literary form.Landmarks in French Literature|G. Lytton Strachey
late 14c., "grasped by the understanding" (rather than by the senses), from Old French intellectuel and directly from Latin intellectualis "relating to the understanding," from intellectus "discernment, understanding," from past participle stem of intelligere "to understand, discern" (see intelligence). Intellectual property attested from 1845. Other adjective formations included intellective (late 15c.), intellectile (1670s).
1590s, "mind, intellect," from intellectual (adj.); sense of "an intellectual person" is from 1650s. Related: Intellectuals.
A person who engages in academic study or critical evaluation of ideas and issues. (See intelligentsia.)