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NOUN (1)

1. a person who uses the mind creatively;
[syn: intellectual, intellect]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;
- Example: "intellectual problems"
- Example: "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
[syn: intellectual, rational, noetic]

2. appealing to or using the intellect;
- Example: "satire is an intellectual weapon"
- Example: "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"
- Example: "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"
- Example: "coldly intellectual"
- Example: "sort of the intellectual type"
- Example: "intellectual literature"

3. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct;
- Example: "a cerebral approach to the problem"
- Example: "cerebral drama"
[syn: cerebral, intellectual]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Intellectual \In`tel*lec"tu*al\, n. 1. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties. [1913 Webster] Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh, Whose higher intellectual more I shun. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I kept her intellectuals in a state of exercise. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. A learned person or one of high intelligence; especially, one who places greatest value on activities requiring exercise of the intelligence, such as study, complex forms of knowledge, literature and aesthetic matters, reflection and philosophical speculation; a member of the intelligentsia; as, intellectuals are often apalled at the inanities that pass for entertainment on television. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

intellectual adj 1: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man" [syn: intellectual, rational, noetic] 2: appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature" [ant: nonintellectual] 3: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama" [syn: cerebral, intellectual] [ant: emotional] n 1: a person who uses the mind creatively [syn: intellectual, intellect]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "intellectual": Brahmin, academic, academician, affective, authority, bookish, brain, brainy, bright, cerebral, characteristic, conceptive, conceptual, constitutional, discursive, dispositional, doctor, egghead, elder, elder statesman, elitist, emotional, endopsychic, experimental scientist, expert, genius, great soul, guru, highbrow, highbrowed, ideational, illuminate, illuminati, innate, intellect, intellectualistic, intelligence, intelligent, internal, knowing, literati, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect, man of science, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind, mental, mentor, noetic, noological, not so dumb, oracle, philosopher, phrenic, polymath, practical scientist, professor, psychic, psychical, psychologic, psychological, pundit, rabbi, rational, reasonable, reasoning, rishi, sage, sane, sapient, savant, scholar, scholarly, scientist, seer, sensible, sophic, spiritual, starets, strong-minded, subjective, technologist, temperamental, thinker, thinking, thought-provoking, thoughtful, understanding, wise man, wise old man