from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
- adj. Incapable of being realized or defined.
- adj. Incorporeal.
- n. Something intangible, especially an asset that cannot be perceived by the senses. Often used in the plural: intangibles such as goodwill and dedication.
- n. Law Incorporeal property such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes. Often used in the plural: a state tax on intangibles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. incapable of being perceived by the senses; incorporeal
- n. Anything intangible
- n. Incorporeal property that is saleable though not material, such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch: often used figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen
- n. assets that are saleable though not material or physical
- adj. (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value
- adj. incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
- adj. hard to pin down or identify
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In a new book, a team of World Bank economists writes, most of a country's wealth is captured by what we term intangible capital...
There was something ominous about it, and in intangible ways one was made to feel that the worst was about to come.
I came to realize that the work of the GBM was driven by certain intangible values.
Many precautions by the white-gods had Jerry been aware of, and so, sensing it almost in intangible ways, as a matter of course he accepted this barbed-wire fence on the floating world as a mark of the persistence of danger.
Her other asset, another intangible, is a down-to-earth charm.
His contributions were described as intangible, almost mystical.
The long-term intangible benefits of the Health Corps are immeasurable, but just as real.
But the 22-year-old's strongest intangible is what Sooners offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson calls A. D.'s "intrinsic drive."
Olsen's other intangible is he's a competent long-snapper.
One intangible is the way in my view, this country has been able to balance being a private enterprise economy with having a socially progressive conscience and a socially progressive set of programs.