Intelligence office
Intelligence In*tel"li*gence, n. [F. intelligence, L. intelligentia, intellegentia. See {Intelligent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding. [1913 Webster]

2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment. [1913 Webster]

And dimmed with darkness their intelligence. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Information communicated; news; notice; advice. [1913 Webster]

Intelligence is given where you are hid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favorites. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

5. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information. Specifically; (Mil.) Information about an enemy or potential enemy, his capacities, and intentions. [1913 Webster]

I write as he that none intelligence Of meters hath, ne flowers of sentence. --Court of Love. [1913 Webster]

6. An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The great Intelligences fair That range above our mortal state, In circle round the blessed gate, Received and gave him welcome there. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mil.) The division within a military organization that gathers and evaluates information about an enemy. [PJC]

{Intelligence office}, an office where information may be obtained, particularly respecting servants to be hired.

Syn: Understanding; intellect; instruction; advice; notice; notification; news; information; report. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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