Meaning of talent

tal•ent

Pronunciation: (tal'unt), [key]
— n.
  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. professional actors collectively, esp. 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. inclination or disposition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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