a special natural ability or aptitude:
a talent for drawing.
a capacity for achievement or success; ability:
young men of talent.
a talented person:
The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
a group of persons with special ability:
an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent.
Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
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.
any of various ancient units of weight, as a unit of Palestine and Syria equal to 3000 shekels, or a unit of Greece equal to 6000 drachmas.
any of various ancient Hebrew or Attic monetary units equal in value to that of a talent weight of gold, silver, or other metal.
Obsolete. inclination or disposition.
innate ability, aptitude, or faculty, esp when unspecified; above average ability: a talent for cooking, a child with talent
a person or persons possessing such ability
any of various ancient units of weight and money
(informal) members of the opposite sex collectively, esp those living in a particular place: the local talent
an obsolete word for inclination
of silver contained 3,000 shekels (Ex. 38:25, 26), and was equal to 94 3/7 lbs. avoirdupois. The Greek talent, however, as in the LXX., was only 82 1/4 lbs. It was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name _kikkar_ denotes. A talent of gold was double the weight of a talent of silver (2 Sam. 12:30). Parable of the talents (Matt. 18:24; 25:15).
adjective 1. having talent or special ability; gifted.
noun 1. a person whose business it is to recognize and recruit persons of marked aptitude for a certain field or occupation, especially in entertainment or sports. talent scout noun 1. a person whose occupation is the search for talented artists, sportsmen, performers, etc, for engagements as professionals
noun 1. a theatrical show in which a series of usually amateur or aspiring singers, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists, etc., perform in the hope of gaining recognition.
noun, Japanese Genji Monogatari 1. a novel (1001–20?) by Lady Murasaki, dealing with Japanese court life.