Intellectual In`tel*lec"tu*al (?; 135), a. [L. intellectualis: cf. F. intellectuel.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc. [1913 Webster]

Logic is to teach us the right use of our reason or intellectual powers. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person. [1913 Webster]

Who would lose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through eternity? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments. [1913 Webster]

4. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called ``mental'' philosophy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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