• 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

  • (..) And what a master of the chase you are. Oh, you noticed? Of course. Doubling back on me like that. That was genius. Thank you. I just hope you don't take my little confederate, here. I depend on him so completely. Get over here, you. (..)
    2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • (..) Our story begins high over New York City... in the luxurious penthouse apartment... of perhaps the most unlikely genius the world has ever known. Oh. Sorry. You caught me doing my yoga. You were expecting downward dog, perhaps? (..)
    2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman