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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun talent:

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Definition of the noun talent

What does talent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: talents

  1. natural abilities or qualities
  2. a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: expert = a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

Specialised definition of the noun talent

Glossary of sports

an aptitude, a special gift of above-average ability in a certain area, here in the area of sport motor actions, and for the person possessing these abilities. Talent depends on the hereditary constitution (body types) of the athlete and a favourable motor, cognitive and affective disposition as well as - with respect to his development - favourable social and environmental conditions. In regard to sport, three forms of talent can be differentiated: general motor talent (high motor learning ability, good motor ability, broad repertoire of movements), sport talent (extraordinary ability and readiness to deliver sport performances), and sport-specific talent (existence of specific physical and psychological prerequisites necessary for delivering excellent performances in a certain sport discipline). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


"Talent": A young girl with hopes of fame and fortune auditions for a big part. Her hopes are dashed, however, when a talent agent is blunt with her about her apparent lack of talent.


  1. "Talent" is a musical album of Heavenly Beat.
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  2. "Talent" is a musical album of J.D.O..
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Who is Talent?

Talent a.k.a. Talent Harris appeared in the 2006 documentary film Real Talk: Hip Hop Comedy.


  1. Talent: Based in Argentina.
  2. Talent is a record label.


  1. Talent, is a photographic work by David Robbins comprising eighteen photographs that depict contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, and fourteen others using the headshot portraits long-utilized by the entertainment industry.
  2. Talent is a comic book series written by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski, drawn by Paul Azaceta, published by Boom! Studios.
  3. Talent: The magical talent of the character.
  4. Talent is a story about shooting for stardom and accidentally discovering who you and your friends really are along the way.

Phrases with Talent

Phrases starting with the word Talent:

  1. talent agent
  2. talent scout
  3. Talent-Spotter
  4. Talent management

Phrases ending with the word Talent:

  1. raw talent
  2. Voice talent

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Talent

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Google previewTalent Is An Asset: The Story Of Sparks (2010)

by Daryl Easlea

Talent Is An Asset is a fascinating tale from a pair of fascinating Maels.

Google previewGlance at World through Lens of Poetry

by Shashikant Nishant Sharma

Talent Hunt Talent is the revealed ability Transformation of potential into capacity Talent is doing extra ordinary Extra effort...

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Talent is a gift which God has presented to us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it. Montesquieu.

Talent is an eye-sore to tyranny ; in weakness, tyranny fears it like a power ; in power, it hates it as a liberty. Rev. E. Walford.

Talent is the capacity of doing anything that depends on application and industry, and it is a voluntary power, while genius is involuntary. Hazlitt. When your ...


Dicovering, Developing and Deploying Your Talents and Skills by Stephen Michael

A talent is a natural endowment (ability) to perform difficult tasks with ease. A talent is a natural gift to do something in a special way. But a skill is usually not a natural gift which means it must be acquired and mastered. A skill is an ability that ...

Google previewCivilization's Quotations (2007)

Life's Ideal by Richard Alan Krieger

Tacitus “Talent is a cistern; genius a fountain.” — Edwin Whipple “Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.” — James Russell Lowell “Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.

Google previewWisdom for the Soul (2006)

Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder. ~ Frederick...

Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933 ~ Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making. To use for ...

Google previewEdge-tools of Speech (1886)

Talent is the capacity of doing anything that depends on application and industry ; and it is a voluntary power, while...

Talent is a docile creature : it bows its head meekly while the world slips the collar over it ; it backs into the shafts like a lamb.

Google previewMonthly Literary Miscellany (1852)

by Daniel B. Quinby

Talent is the great Strength of all the manly faculties, working with a spontaneous flexibility, in the most arduous modi's of action.

Talent is an accurate calculator, a profound planner ; genius is the intuitive discoverer, the creative inventor.

Google previewThe Economics of Creativity (2014)

by Pierre-Michel Menger

Theoretical frameworks surrounding giftedness and vocation provide a stereotypical answer: Talent is the expression of abilities that seem to originate in the genetic lottery (especially if they manifest themselves early in the artist's life) as well ...

Google previewSports Economics (2011)

by Roger D. Blair

Player talent is a valuable asset that is put at risk every time athletes play or practice. Some injuries – even if relatively severe – can be overcome. There are numerous examples of football players who have overcome serious knee and ...

Google previewNew Theatre Quarterly 72: Volume 18 (2003)

by Clive Barker, Simon Trussler

Antje Diedrich 'Talent Is the Ability to Be in the Present': Gestalt Therapy and George Tabori's Early Theatre Practice The Jewish-German-Hungarian director and playwright George Tabori has been one of the prominent figures of ...

Google previewMastering the Art of Recruiting: How to Hire the Right Candidate for the Job (2015)

by Michael Travis

All of us who've spent time in the corporate world know that acquiring and keeping talent is the number-one problem for every business. No matter what industry you're in or where you sit in the organization, identifying, recruiting, and retaining ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2016)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

Strategic workforce planning translates an organization's strategy into the skills and abilities it currently has (internal talent supply) and those that it will need ( external talent supply). This process typically looks forward for 3 to 5 years and takes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (2009)

by Barbara Kerr

National excellence: A case for developing America's talent. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Wickstrom, C. D. (2004). Give us your best and ...

Google previewA Counting-house Dictionary (1903)

Containing an Explanation of the Technical Terms Used by Merchants and Bankers, with a Description of the Coins on which the Exchanges of the World are Based by Richard Bithell

TAEL— TALENT. T. T. T. Telegraphic Transfer. Tael. The Hint of value, and the unit of weight in China. The weight of the Tael is equal to 579'84 grains Troy ( commonly taken as 580 grains), and is called Canton weight The unit of value, ...

Google previewAn historical and critical dictionary, selected and abridged (1826)

by Pierre Bayle

HISTORICAL TALENT. History, generally speaking, is the most difficult composition that an author can undertake, or one of the most difficult. It requires a great judgment, a noble, clear and concise stile, a good conscience, a * Basnage , Hist, ...

Google previewAn Archaeological Dictionary, Or, Classical Antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, Alphabetically Arranged (1793)

Containing an Account of Their Manners, Customs, Diversions, Religious Rites, Philosophy, Festivals, Oracles, Laws, Arts, Engines of War, Weights, Measures, Money, Medals, Computation and Division of Time, Chronological Terms, Heresies in the Primitive Church, &c. &c by Thomas Wilson

A Talent in weight, among the jews, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance (2011)

by Claude Bouchard, Eric P. Hoffman

Only recently have both scientific knowledge and technological advancements emerged to begin to provide an opportunity for the direct genetic selection of athletic talent. Talent selection is notoriously difficult, as selection procedures are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bible (1893)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History by John Mee Fuller

The Babylonian talent may be determined from existing weights found by Mr. Layard at Nineveh. These are in the forms ...

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Quotes about Talent

The first thing they were told was how to hone their talent. Then they were told how to market their talent, discipline their talent and type their talent. And then they were told they might as well forget about talent. (Esther B. Fein)
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Scrabble value of T1A1L1E1N1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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