1 innate ability, aptitude, or faculty, esp. when unspecified; above average ability
a talent for cooking, a child with talent
2 a person or persons possessing such ability
3 any of various ancient units of weight and money
4 Informal members of the opposite sex collectively, esp. those living in a particular place
the local talent
5 an obsolete word for →
inclination (Old English talente, from Latin talenta, pl of talentum sum of money, from Greek talanton unit of money or weight; in Medieval Latin the sense was extended to ability through the influence of the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14--30))
n a person whose occupation is the search for talented artists, sportsmen, performers, etc., for engagements as professionals
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