(In`tel*lec`tu*al"i*ty) n. [L. intellectualitas: cf. F. intellectualité.] Intellectual powers; possession
of intellect; quality of being intellectual.
(In`tel*lec"tu*al*ize) v. t.
1. To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss intellectually; to reduce to intellectual form; to express
intellectually; to idealize.
Sentiment is intellectualized emotion.Lowell.
2. To endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual.
(In`tel*lec"tu*al*ly), adv. In an intellectual manner.
(In*tel"li*gence) n. [F. intelligence, L. intelligentia, intellegentia. See Intelligent.]
1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding.
2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.
And dimmed with darkness their intelligence.Spenser.
3. Information communicated; news; notice; advice.
Intelligence is given where you are hid.Shak.
4. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity. [Obs.]
He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favorites.Clarendon.
5. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information.
I write as he that none intelligenceCourt of Love.
Of meters hath, ne flowers of sentence.
6. An intelligent being or spirit; generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence. Milton.
The great Intelligences fairTennyson. Intelligence office, an office where information may be obtained, particularly respecting servants to be
That range above our mortal state,
In circle round the blessed gate,
and gave him welcome there.
Syn. Understanding; intellect; instruction; advice; notice; notification; news; information; report.
(In*tel"li*gen*cer) n. One who, or that which, sends or conveys intelligence or news; a messenger.
All the intriguers in foreign politics, all the spies, and all the intelligencers . . . acted solely upon that
(In*tel"li*gen*cing) a. Informing; giving information; talebearing. [Obs.] Shak.
That sad intelligencing tyrant.Milton.
(In*tel"li*gen*cy) n. Intelligence. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(In*tel"li*gent) a. [L. intelligens, intellegens, -entis, p. pr. of intelligere, intellegere, to perceive;
inter between + legere to gather, collect, choose: cf. F. intelligent. See Legend.]