(historical) A unit of weight and money used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East. [from 9th c. –
(obsolete) A desire or inclination for something. [14th-16th c. –
After Matthew 25, above: A marked natural ability or skill. [from 15th c. –
He has the talent of touching his nose with his tongue.
(business, media, sports) People of talent, viewed collectively; a talented person. [from 19th c. –
The director searched their talent pool to fill the new opening.
(slang) The men or (especially) women of a place or area, judged by their attractiveness. [from 20th c. –
Not much talent in this bar tonight – let's hit the clubs.