• noun: a very smart or talented person
  • noun: an attendant spirit of a person or place
  • usually + 'for'
  • synonyms: a per se, baba yaga, calliope


  • He had a 'genius for' getting into trouble. [=he often got into trouble]

  • You don't have to be a 'genius' to see that this plan will never work.

  • Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were great scientific 'geniuses'.

Movie quotes

  • (..) Happens all the time. On a scale of to . I give this day an 'F'. Well, why don't we quit standing around and do something. - Like what, genius? - Like quitting. That's what I'm doing. Sure. It's the coward's way out. But this coward is gonna survive. Emotions can't quit, genius. (..)
    2015 Inside Out