genius


genius

noun

Definition of GENIUS

2
a special and usually inborn ability <had a genius for remembering long strings of numbers> <had a genius for saying the wrong thing, no matter what the social situation>
4
the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others <putting the needs of the individual before those of society is alien to the genius of the Japanese people>
5
a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) <the giant tortoise would seem to be the very genius of the unfathomable ancientness that one associates with the Galápagos Islands>

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up genius? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More