ETYM Latin intelligens, intellegens, -entis, p. pr. of intelligere, intellegere, to perceive; inter between + legere to gather, collect, choose: cf. French intelligent. Related to Legend.
1. Endowed with the capacity to reason; SYN. reasoning, thinking.
2. Having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree.
3. Possessing sound knowledge; SYN. well-informed.