in·tel·li·gence /ɪnˈtɛləʤən(t)s/ 名詞
1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding.
2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.
And dimmed with darkness their intelligence. --Spenser.
3. Information communicated; news; notice; advice.
Intelligence is given where you are hid. --Shak.
4. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity. [Obs.]
He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favorites. --Clarendon.
5. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information. Specifically; Mil. Information about an enemy or potential enemy, his capacities, and intentions.
I write as he that none intelligence
Of meters hath, ne flowers of sentence. --Court of Love.
6. An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence.
The great Intelligences fair
That range above our mortal state,
In circle round the blessed gate,
Received and gave him welcome there. --Tennyson.
Intelligence office, an office where information may be obtained, particularly respecting servants to be hired.
Syn: -- Understanding; intellect; instruction; advice; notice; notification; news; information; report.
n 1: the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from
experience [ant: stupidity]
2: a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting
information about an enemy [syn: intelligence service, intelligence
3: secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); "we
sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar
coverage" [syn: intelligence information]
4: new information about specific and timely events; "they
awaited news of the outcome" [syn: news, tidings, word]
5: the operation of gathering information about an enemy [syn:
intelligence activity, intelligence operation]