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.]

1.

Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being.

2.

Possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer.

3.

Cognizant; aware; communicate.

[Obs.]

Intelligent of seasons. Milton.

Which are to France the spies and speculations Intelligent of our state. Shak.

Syn. -- Sensible; understanding. See Sensible.

 

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