What does the word intellectual mean?

Usage examples for intellectual

  1. " We are just a body of intellectual detectives, running to earth the history of Egypt and the story of the ancient world. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. It may be temporary, it may be prolonged, it may be permanent, but for the intellectual man it is absolutely essential. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  3. All that I hear from the great town shows me that never, at least during the last two hundred years, has intellectual life been less active. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville