- mind or reason, esp when regarded as the principle governing all things
- Brit slang common sense; intelligence
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
- Philosophy[Gk. Philos.]mind or intellect.
- Philosophy[Neoplatonism.]the first and purest emanation of the One, regarded as the self-contemplating order of the universe.
- Greek noûs, contracted variant of nóos mind