Origin of talent
Synonyms for talent
Related Words for talentcapacity, art, gift, power, thing, capability, genius, expertise, savvy, know-how, skill, knack, flair, head, set, smarts, bent, facility, aptness, turn
Examples from the Web for talent
Contemporary Examples of talent
There was so much beauty, talent, potential, and most importantly, honesty in your work.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
That meant the talent that DJ Brinsely hired that night performed for a skeleton audience.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
The influx of talent behind the tables and in the showrooms was undeniable.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?
John L. Smith
December 18, 2014
Good, caring teachers recognized his talent and challenged him to work hard to compete at the highest levels.Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck
Michael S. Roth
December 17, 2014
Economic development, then, is not simply about adding a cornucopia of talent or cool, then shaking and stirring it like a drink.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of talent
Papa used to think that she had no talent for anything but dancing.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
The heir-apparent, the late King, admired his talent and relished his society.In the Heart of Vosges
In one of his arts as in the other he decided that she had talent.The Incomplete Amorist
It was an admirable instrument, but it did not give him any talent.
In our performance it was Mounet-Sully, in all the splendour of his talent, who played Hernani.
Word Origin for talent
late 13c., "inclination, disposition, will, desire," from Old French talent, from Medieval Latin talenta, plural of talentum "inclination, leaning, will, desire" (1098), in classical Latin "balance, weight, sum of money," from Greek talanton "balance, weight, sum," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (see extol).
Originally an ancient unit of weight or money (varying greatly and attested in Old English as talente), the Medieval Latin and common Romanic sense developed from figurative use of the word in the sense of "money." Meaning "special natural ability, aptitude," developed mid-14c., from the parable of the talents in Matt. xxv:14-30. Related: Talented.