telepath

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From telepathy.

Noun[edit]

telepath (plural telepaths)

  1. (parapsychology, science fiction) A person with telepathic ability; capable of reading the thoughts of others around them.

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Verb[edit]

telepath (third-person singular simple present telepaths, present participle telepathing, simple past and past participle telepathed)

  1. (parapsychology, science fiction) To communicate by thought; to use telepathy.
    • 1896 October, “A Diary of Telepathic Impressions”, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, volume 7, number 132, page 300: 
      Jan. 3rd, 1984.—I was in the front sitting-room and dare not go out of the room for the cold; my plants were awfully dry, and hearing E. [her niece] in the kitchen, I telepathed to her to bring me in some water. She at once came with a jug full and asked if I would water the plants.
    • 1947 June, Raymond A. Palmer, “Observatory”, Amazing Stories, volume 21, number 6, page 9: 
      He does not attribute one single experience to what we might term a "ghost" for lack of a better term. Witches, poltergeists, goblins, gremlins, fairies, dwarfs—all of them are real, physical, alive, being either the real thing or the teleported or telepathed image of the real thing.
    • 1973 February, Stan Lee, Iron Man, number 55:
      Thanos: "Did you not suspect I could tell you had been telepathing?"

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