Associations to the word «Genius»


GENIUS, adjective. (informal) ingenious, very clever, or original.
GENIUS, noun. (eulogistic) Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.
GENIUS, noun. Extraordinary mental capacity.
GENIUS, noun. Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.
GENIUS, noun. (Roman mythology) The guardian spirit of a place or person.
GENIUS, noun. A way of thinking, optimizing one's capacity for learning and understanding.
GENIUS FAMILIAE, noun. A spirit presiding over or guarding a family or household.
GENIUS HOMINIS, noun. The spirit or one of the spirits presiding over or guarding a particular person.
GENIUS LOCI, noun. The spirit or one of the spirits presiding over or guarding a particular place, such as a glade or pool.
GENIUS LOCI, noun. The geist, distinctive atmosphere, or characteristic spirit of a place, especially when regarded as an artistic muse.
GENIUS LOCORUM, noun. (rare) A genius guarding or presiding over multiple places or landmarks; compare genius loci.

Dictionary definition

GENIUS, noun. Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein".
GENIUS, noun. Unusual mental ability.
GENIUS, noun. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field.
GENIUS, noun. Exceptional creative ability.
GENIUS, noun. A natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky