talent


talent
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English talente, from Latin talenta, plural of talentum unit of weight or money, from Greek talanton pan of a scale, weight; akin to Greek tlēnai to bear; in senses 2-5, from the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 — more at tolerate Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of several ancient units of weight b. a unit of value equal to the value of a talent of gold or silver 2. archaic a characteristic feature, aptitude, or disposition of a person or animal 3. the natural endowments of a person 4. a. a special often creative or artistic aptitude b. general intelligence or mental power ; ability 5. a person of talent or a group of persons of talent in a field or activity Synonyms: see gifttalented adjectivetalentless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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