1. [ noun ] (psychology) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
Related terms: stupidity ability mind wit brilliance breadth acuteness mental_quickness precociousness brightness verbal_intelligence nonverbal_intelligence shrewdness marbles intelligent unintelligent
2. [ noun ] a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
Synonyms: intelligence_service intelligence_agency
Related terms: administrative_unit ic united_states_intelligence_agency international_intelligence_agency military_intelligence
3. [ noun ] secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)
Synonyms: intelligence_information

"we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"

Related terms: information military_intelligence
4. [ noun ] (news) new information about specific and timely events
Synonyms: news word tidings

"they awaited news of the outcome"

Related terms: information update good_word
5. [ noun ] (military) the operation of gathering information about an enemy
Synonyms: intelligence_operation intelligence_activity
Related terms: information_gathering tactical_intelligence overt_operation strategic_intelligence signals_intelligence clandestine_operation current_intelligence reconnaissance counterintelligence spying
Similar spelling:   intelligent