Part of speech: noun

The faculty of perception or thought; mind.

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Usage examples "intellect":

  1. Mr. Ward, a man of about fifty years, of great power and intellect, was fully master of the important position he filled. - "The Master of the World", Jules Verne.
  2. It shall pass by the intellect to swim the sea, the air, With joy with you, O soul of man." - "Views and Reviews", Henry James.
  3. It is by far the most important of the five, and is, of course the superior intellect. - "The Affair of the Brains", Anthony Gilmore.