- information about an enemy or a potential enemy.
- the evaluated conclusions drawn from such information.
- an organization or agency engaged in gathering such information: military intelligence; naval intelligence.
Words nearby intelligence
Origin of intelligence
SYNONYMS FOR intelligence
OTHER WORDS FROM intelligencehy·per·in·tel·li·gence, nounnon·in·tel·li·gence, nounpre·in·tel·li·gence, nounsu·per·in·tel·li·gence, noun
Examples from the Web for intelligence
According to a Yemeni intelligence source, Saïd met with the notorious U.S. preacher Anwar al Awlaki.
“He was a brave field commander and an expert in intelligence, and in organizing popular and tribal forces,” said the eulogist.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My father was in an intelligence unit for the U.S. Navy, as he had been in World War II.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They eye the door anxiously, convinced that at any moment, a Pakistani or Iranian intelligence officer will come barging in.
Some in the intelligence community seem to have followed through on that plan.
After a short time a young priest appeared with the intelligence that his superior awaited the Prince's visit.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
How could intelligence of the calamity be most gently communicated?Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
There was nothing to detain him in town but the dread of communicating this intelligence to his wife.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
Of nervous force and brain-power as the real source of intelligence, they 87had no idea.
Impulse is primary and intelligence is secondary and in some sense derivative.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey