1) The → power or faculty of the → mind
by which one knows or → understands,
as distinguished from that by which one feels and that by which one
wills; the understanding; the faculty of thinking and acquiring
2) Capacity for thinking and acquiring knowledge, especially of a high
or complex order; mental capacity.
3) A particular mind or → intelligence, especially
of a high order.
4) A person possessing a great capacity for → thought
5) Minds collectively, as of a number of persons or the persons
M.E., from O.Fr. intellecte "intellectual capacity,"
from L. intellectus "discernment, understanding," from intelligere "to
understand, discern," from → inter-
"between" + legere "to choose, pick out, read."
From hôš, huš "intellect, understanding; mind;" Mid.Pers.
hôš; Av. uši-
"intelligence, understanding; mind," uši.darθra- "holding in mind;" +
۱) هشَنی، هشَنوار، ۲) اندیشکار، اندیشهکار
1) hošani, hošanvâr; 2) andiškâr, andišekâr
1a) Appealing to or engaging the → intellect.
1b) Of or pertaining to the intellect or its use.
1c) Possessing or showing intellect or mental capacity, especially to a high degree:
an intellectual person.
1d) Guided or developed by or relying on the intellect rather than upon
emotions or feelings; rational.
1e) Characterized by or suggesting a predominance of intellect.
1f) (n.) A person of superior intellect.
1g) A person who places a high value on or pursues things of interest
to the intellect or the more complex forms and fields of knowledge, as
aesthetic or philosophical matters, especially on an abstract and
1h) An extremely rational person; a person who relies on intellect
rather than on emotions or feelings.
2) A person professionally engaged in mental labor, as a writer or
From L. intellectualis, → intellect +
Hošanvâr with suffix -vâr denoting suiting, befitting, resembling,
in the manner of, possession (as in omidvâr, ayâlvâr, râhvâr).