in·​tel | \ ˈin-ˌtel How to pronounce intel (audio) \

Definition of intel

: useful information concerning a subject of interest (such as an enemy) : intelligence Fresh and accurate intel would result in successful operations.— Darryl Young The airlines crave intel on your food allergies, your tolerance for G-forces and your propensity for air rage.— McKenzie Funk often used before another noun intel dataan intel briefing

Examples of intel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Godchaux and linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who spent last season in Miami before getting released, brushed off the idea of leveraging any leftover intel this week., 8 Sep. 2021 In honor of the big milestone, the show's longtime executive producer, Farnaz Farjam, spoke to and gave some intel on which sister liked filming the most. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 10 June 2021 Our forces have been sharing intel with the Taliban since August 14. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 28 Aug. 2021 Balletomanes won’t find any gossipy intel on who will replace Kevin McKenzie as ABT’s new artistic director. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 Their legs perform the work of several organs at once, serving as weapons, tools of seduction, and sensors that ferry crucial intel to their central, rice-size bodies. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2021 The Alert Wildfire network consists of more than 700 state-of-the-art cameras that survey fire-prone areas, and provide crucial intel to firefighting agencies and first responders throughout a fire’s life cycle. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2021 Hacking may save lives by revealing key intel on a terrorist attack, or empower dictators to identify and imprison political dissidents. Sidney Fussell, Wired, 20 July 2021 So when buying a gift for the coffee lover in your life, make sure to gather a little intel first. Leah Koenig, Forbes, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of intel

1961, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Intel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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