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tal·ent

 (tăl′ənt)
n.
1.
a. A marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment: has a rare talent for music.
b. Natural endowment or ability of a superior quality: The play has a cast of immense talent.
c. A person or group of people having such ability: The company makes good use of its talent.
2. A variable unit of weight and money used in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle East.

[Middle English, inclination, disposition, from Old French, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, balance, sum of money, from Greek talanton; see telə- in Indo-European roots. Sense 3, Middle English, from Old English talente, from Latin talenta, pl. of talentum, from Greek talanton.]

tal′ent·ed adj.
tal′ent·less adj.
tal′ent·less·ness n.

talent

(ˈtælənt)
n
1. innate ability, aptitude, or faculty, esp when unspecified; above average ability: a talent for cooking; a child with talent.
2. a person or persons possessing such ability
3. (Historical Terms) any of various ancient units of weight and money
4. informal members of the opposite sex collectively, esp those living in a particular place: the local talent.
5. an obsolete word for inclination
[Old English talente, from Latin talenta, pl of talentum sum of money, from Greek talanton unit of money or weight; in Medieval Latin the sense was extended to ability through the influence of the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14–30)]
ˈtalented adj

tal•ent

(ˈtæl ənt)

n.
1. a special, often creative natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a person or persons with special ability, esp. in a particular field: the theater's major talents; the local talent.
3. a power of mind or body considered as given to a person for use and improvement: so called from the parable in Matt. 25:14–30.
4. any of various ancient units of weight, as a unit of the Middle East equal to 3000 shekels, or of Greece equal to 6000 drachmas.
5. any of various ancient monetary units equal to the value of a talent weight of gold or silver.
6. Obs. inclination or disposition.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English talente < Latin talenta, pl. of talentum < Greek tálanton balance, weight, monetary unit]
tal′ent•ed, adj.
syn: See ability.

Talent

 an abundance or plenty; persons of ability collectively; actors collectively; girls collectively.
Examples: talent of his hatred, 1635; rising talent of the kingdom, 1838; talent of the stage, 1885.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talent - natural abilities or qualitiestalent - natural abilities or qualities  
natural ability - ability that is inherited
hang, knack, bent - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
flair, genius - a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"
raw talent - powerfully impressive talent
2.talent - a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

talent

noun ability, gift, aptitude, power, skill, facility, capacity, bent, genius, expertise, faculty, endowment, forte, flair, knack Both her children have a talent for music.
Quotations
"Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it" [Maya Angelou]
"Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can" [E.G. Bulwer-Lytton]
"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius" [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Valley of Fear]

talent

noun
An innate capability:
Translations
مَوْهِبَةمَوْهِبَه
nadánítalent
talentevne
lahjakkuus
talent
hæfileiki
才能
재능
talants, dotumi
nadarjenost
talang
ความสามารถพิเศษ
năng khiếu

talent

[ˈtælənt]
A. N
1. (= natural ability) → talento m (for para) a writer of great talentun escritor de muchísimo talento
to have a talent for sth: he's got a real talent for languagestiene verdadera facilidad para los idiomas
she had a talent for making people laughtenía el don de saber hacer reír a la gente
2. (= talented people) → gente f capaz, gente f de talento; (= talented person) → talento m
he encourages young talentpromociona a los jóvenes talentos
he watches for talent at away matchesbusca jugadores de talento en los partidos fuera de casa
3. (= opposite sex) → tíos/as mpl/fpl buenos/as, material
there's not much talent here tonightaquí no hay mucho donde escoger esta noche, aquí no hay material
to eye up the talentpasar revista a lo que se ofrece, comprobar el material
4. (Hist) (= coin, weight) → talento m
B. CPD talent contest Nconcurso m de talentos
talent scout, talent spotter Ncazatalentos mf inv

talent

[ˈtælənt] n (= natural ability) → talent m
She's got lots of talent → Elle a beaucoup de talent.
to have a talent for sth → être doué(e) pour qch
He's got a real talent for languages → Il est vraiment doué pour les langues.talent competition talent contest nconcours m d'amateurstalent contest nconcours d'amateurs m (pour découvrir de futurs vedettes)

talent

n
Begabung f, → Talent nt; to have a talent for drawing/mathematicsBegabung fzum Zeichnen/für Mathematik haben; a painter of great talentein hochbegabter or sehr talentierter Maler
(= talented people)Talente pl
(inf: = girls) → Bräute pl (sl); (= boys)Typen pl (sl), → Jungs pl (inf); they went to inspect the local talentsie zogen los, um zu sehen, wie die Bräute dort waren (sl)
(Hist) → Talent nt

talent

:
talent scout
nTalentsucher(in) m(f)
talent show
nTalentwettbewerb m
talent spotter
nTalentsucher(in) m(f) (inf)

talent

[ˈtælənt] n
a. (skill) → talento
he has a talent for languages → è portato per le lingue, ha facilità nell'apprendere le lingue
there isn't much musical talent in this town → non ci sono molti grandi talenti musicali in questa città
there's not much talent about tonight (Brit) (fam) (attractive people) → non c'è nessuno di decente in giro stasera
b. (Bible) → talento

talent

(ˈtӕlənt) noun
a special ability or cleverness; a skill. a talent for drawing.
ˈtalented adjective
(negative untalented) naturally clever or skilful; having or showing great ability. a talented pianist.

talent

مَوْهِبَة talent talent Talent ταλέντο talento lahjakkuus talent talent talento 才能 재능 talent talent talent talento талант talang ความสามารถพิเศษ yetenek năng khiếu 天才

talent

n. talento, habilidad.
References in classic literature ?
They said that there was no denying his talent, but that his talent could not develop for want of education--the common defect of our Russian artists.
Boys are trying enough to human patience, goodness knows, but girls are infinitely more so, especially to nervous gentlemen with tyrannical tempers and no more talent for teaching than Dr.
you yourself, Monsieur Stroeve, you don't think there's any talent there.
To be able to preserve these characteristics, and at the same time to diversify their operations, is one talent of a good writer.
No more than any other talent, is that for music susceptible of complete enjoyment, where there is no second party to appreciate its exercise.
Such talent as hers must not be suffered to remain unknown.
Young Granson belonged to that class of men of talent who distrust themselves and are easily discouraged.
The Highwayman was so pleased with the Traveller's philosophy and wit that he took him into partnership, and this splendid combination of talent started a newspaper.
It would be right and just to appoint Monsieur Rabourdin" [looking full at Dutocq], "because, in that case, long and faithful service, honor, and talent would be recognized, appreciated, and properly rewarded.
I have discovered that she possesses extraordinary talent as a mimic.
A natural taste or talent is a great help in choosing, you know.
He made sketches of Watson in every conceivable attitude, and Watson was impressed by his talent.