Genius - (n.) A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients
to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a
supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
Genius - (n.) The peculiar structure of mind with whoch each individual
is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is
peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of
action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination,
or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.
Genius - (n.) Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a
religion, a language.
Genius - (n.) Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual
power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any
kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.
Genius - (n.) A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of
superior intellectual faculties; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.