Talent



noun
1.
a special natural ability or aptitude:
a talent for drawing.
2.
a capacity for achievement or success; ability:
young men of talent.
3.
a talented person:
The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4.
a group of persons with special ability:
an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent.
5.
Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
6.
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.
7.
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.
8.
any of various ancient Hebrew or Attic monetary units equal in value to that of a talent weight of gold, silver, or other metal.
9.
Obsolete. inclination or disposition.
noun
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.
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

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).

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