Definition 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. 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.
3. Inclination; will; disposition; desire.
4. 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).
prodigy (part of speech: noun)
miracle, crackerjack, paragon, star, spectacle, shocker, luminary, sensation, stunner, expert, curiosity, oddity, whiz, marvel, wizard, prodigy, thunderbolt, wonder, magician, mahatma, phenomenon, rarity
style (part of speech: noun)
skill (part of speech: noun)
competence, mastery, adeptness, deftness, cunning, knack, capability, adroitness, genius, ability, facility, dexterity, expertise, acuity, technique, proficiency, flair, skill, experience, artfulness, aptitude, know-how, craft
- I, myself have told the Goncourts all my thought; as for the others, I firmly believe that they have more education and more talent than I have. - "The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters", George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie.
- It is not an easy talent to know how to be rich; and I shall perhaps be the first to repent having done you this service. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.
- This did not mean that necessarily she was possessed of an artist's talent, but of the artist's temperament. - "The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest", Margaret Vandercook.