talent


talent
noun
ADJECTIVE
amazing, considerable, enormous, extraordinary, formidable, genuine, great, immense, incredible, major, obvious, outstanding, prodigious, real, remarkable, tremendous, true, undoubted (esp. BrE)
exceptional, rare, special, unique
God-given, inborn, innate, natural, raw

Hard work is important, but it is no substitute for raw talent.

individual
hidden, undiscovered
mediocre
fresh, new

The company is always looking out for new talent.

young
precocious
home-grown, local

one of the few teams that relies on home-grown talent

best, top

We are losing our top talent to other countries who pay more.

acting, artistic, athletic (esp. AmE), creative, literary, managerial, musical, scientific, sporting (BrE), vocal, writing
VERB + TALENT
have, possess

The boy has undoubted talent.

lack
demonstrate, display, reveal, show, showcase
put to use

He has been putting his artistic talents to good use.

show off

The banquet gave the chef a chance to show off his talents.

direct, turn

After making her name as a singer, she turned her talents to acting.

discover, find, recognize, see, spot, unearth (esp. BrE)

She has a keen eye for spotting talent.

United have unearthed a real talent in this young defender.

attract, bring in

The festival attracts talent from all over the world.

build on, cultivate, develop, harness, make the most of, nurture, realize, tap, use, utilize

an effort to develop his creative talents to the full

squander, waste

His parents accused him of wasting his talents and abilities.

take

It takes real talent to write a great pop song.

TALENT + VERB
lie

Her talents lay in organization.

come from

Where does her musical talent come from?

come through

There is a shortage of new comedy talent coming through.

TALENT + NOUN
agent, scout, spotter
agency
competition, contest, show
pool
level (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
of talent

He is a violinist of exceptional talent.

with talent, without talent

kids with musical talent

talent for

You have a natural talent for storytelling.

PHRASES
a man, woman, etc. of many talents, a pool of talent

Hollywood directors have an amazing pool of acting talent to draw from.

a wealth of talent

There is a wealth of talent out there in our schools.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Talent — Talent …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • talent — [ talɑ̃ ] n. m. • talant « état d esprit » 980; lat. talentum, gr. talanton « plateau de balance » I ♦ (1170) Antiq. Poids de 20 à 27 kg, dans la Grèce antique. ♢ Par ext. Monnaie de compte équivalant à un talent d or ou d argent. La parabole des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Talent — may refer to: *Talent, a personal gift/skill *A show business personality or group of them *Tarento, the Japanese pronunciation of the word; a variety entertainment personality in Japan *Talent agent, a person who finds jobs for actors, musicians …   Wikipedia

  • talent — TALÉNT, talente, s.n. Aptitudine, înclinare înnăscută într un anumit domeniu; capacitate deosebită, înnăscută sau dobândită, într o ramură de activitate, care favorizează o activitate creatoare. ♢ loc. adj. De talent = talentat. ♦ Persoană… …   Dicționar Român

  • talent — TALENT. s. m. Certaine quantité, certain poids d or ou d argent, qui estoit different selon les differents pays où l on s en servoit anciennement. Talent Attique. talent Babylonien. talent d or. talent d argent. grand talent. petit talent. il mit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Talent — steht für: eine antike Währungs und Gewichtseinheit, siehe Talent (Währung) im übertragenen Sinn eine überdurchschnittliche Begabung einen Fluss in der Schweiz, siehe Talent (Fluss) zwei Eisenbahn Triebwagen für den Nahverkehr, siehe Bombardier… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • talent — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. talentncie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} szczególne, wybitne uzdolnienie w jakimś kierunku, predyspozycje, zdolności : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Talent artystyczny, malarski …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • talent — UK US /ˈtælənt/ noun [C or U] ► a natural skill or ability: »The successful candidate will have both talent and drive. »The company benefited from her expertise and talents in sales. a talent for sth »He had a great talent for business. ► HR a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Talent — Sn std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. talent m., dieses aus l. talentum, das wie gr. tálanton eine Gewichtseinheit bezeichnet, eigentlich Waage , zu gr. tlẽnai aufheben, tragen, wägen (dulden). (Eine frühere, vereinzelte Entlehnung… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • talent — [tal′ənt] n. [ME < OE talente < L talentum, a coin, orig., unit of weight < Gr talanton, a unit of money, weight, orig., a balance < IE base * tel , to lift up, weigh, bear > TOLERATE: senses 2 4 from the parable of the talents… …   English World dictionary

  • Talent — Tal ent, n. [F., fr. L. talentum a talent (in sense 1), Gr. ? a balance, anything weighed, a definite weight, a talent; akin to ? to bear, endure, ?, L. tolerare, tollere, to lift up, sustain, endure. See {Thole}, v. t., {Tolerate}.] 1. Among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.