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Talent (IPA: /ˈtæɫənt/)


Talent (v. t.)

Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minae or 6 ,000 drachmae. The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value was �243 15s. sterling, or about $1 ,180.

Talent (v. t.)

Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money. For silver it was equivalent to 3 ,000 shekels, and in weight was equal to about 93/ lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from �340 to �396 sterling, or about $1 ,645 to $1 ,916. For gold it was equal to 10 ,000 gold shekels.

Talent (v. t.)

Inclination; will; disposition; desire.

Talent (v. t.)

Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt. xxv. 14-30).

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Ancient unit of mass

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Intellectual ability significantly higher than average

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Aptitude useful for some activity

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River in Switzerland

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City in Oregon, USA

Talent (Last Name / Surname)

Talent is the #45,653 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 468 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [To Naruto] You have no talent at all. Just die!" - Naruto

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A quinze ans, ni la beauté ni le talent n'existent: une femme est tout promesse." - Honoré de Balzac

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And sure th' Eternal Master found His single talent well employ'd." - Samuel Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And sure the Eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd." - Employment


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