Definitions of talent

  1. 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.
  2. Inclination; will; disposition; desire.
  3. 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.
  4. natural qualities or talents
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Among the ancients, a weight or a coin of varying value; as, the Hebrew talent of gold was worth $ 32, 640; mental ability; skill; cleverness; a special gift; a talent for painting; collectively, persons with such gifts.
  8. ( B.) A weight or sum of money- 94 pounds avoir, and $ 1, 650 to $ 1, 925: ( now fig.) faculty: natural or special gift: special aptitude: eminent ability.
  9. An ancient weight of about 94 lbs. avoir.; sum of money equalling about 1180; natural or special gift; mental ability.
  10. Superior mental ability; a special faculty or gift.
  11. An ancient weight and denomination of money of varying amount. ( Roman talent, talenium, $ 500, Attic talanton, $ 1, 200, Hebraic, $ 1, 550 to $ 2, 000.).
  12. Anciently, a standard weight and a denomination of money of value, varying at different periods and among different nations, the Attic weight being equal to about 57lbs., and money to
  13. Among the ancients, a weight, a coin, or a sum of money, varying in amount- the Jewish, of silver, about £ 396- of gold, about £ 5475; the Attic, about £ 243, 15s.; a metaphorical use from the Scripture parable of the talents, natural gift or endowment; eminent ability; particular faculty.
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