The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.
- The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding.
- The ability to think abstractly or profoundly. See Synonyms at mind.
- A person of great intellectual ability.