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Definition of "talent" []

  • A marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment. See Synonyms at ability. (noun)
  • Natural endowment or ability of a superior quality. (noun)
  • A person or group of people having such ability: The company makes good use of its talent. (noun)
  • A variable unit of weight and money used in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle East. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "talent" in a sentence
  • "If he has talent he will see with the eyes of _talent_ -- that wonderful force which penetrates all artistic mysteries and reveals the truths as nothing else possibly can."
  • "His main talent is campaigning and he started that years before any other candidate in history and is STILL running around the country campaigning."
  • "And unintentionally, but I've often said my main talent is getting the wrong end of the stick in interesting ways."