from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by sharp quick thought; bright. See Synonyms at intelligent.
- adj. Amusingly clever; witty: a smart quip; a lively, smart conversation.
- adj. Impertinent; insolent: That's enough of your smart talk.
- adj. Energetic or quick in movement: a smart pace.
- adj. Canny and shrewd in dealings with others: a smart negotiator.
- adj. Fashionable; elegant: a smart suit; a smart restaurant; the smart set. See Synonyms at fashionable.
- adj. Capable of making adjustments that resemble human decisions, especially in response to changing circumstances: smart missiles.
- adj. Manufactured to regulate the amount of light transmitted in response to varying light conditions or to an electronic sensor or control unit: smart windows.
- adj. New England & Southern U.S. Accomplished; talented: He's a right smart ball player.
- intransitive v. To cause a sharp, usually superficial, stinging pain: The slap delivered to my face smarted.
- intransitive v. To be the location of such a pain: The incision on my leg smarts.
- intransitive v. To feel such a pain.
- intransitive v. To suffer acutely, as from mental distress, wounded feelings, or remorse: "No creature smarts so little as a fool” ( Alexander Pope).
- intransitive v. To suffer or pay a heavy penalty.
- n. Sharp mental or physical pain. See Synonyms at pain.
- n. Slang Intelligence; expertise: a reporter with a lot of smarts.
- smart off Informal To speak or act impertinently.
- idiom right smart New England & Southern U.S. A lot; a considerable amount: He did right smart of the work himself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing sharp pain; stinging.
- adj. Sharp; keen; poignant.
- adj. Exhibiting social ability or cleverness.
- adj. Exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books.
- adj. Equipped with intelligent behaviour.
- adj. Good-looking.
- adj. Cleverly and/or sarcastically humorous in a way that may be rude and disrespectful. Cf: (verb) to smart off; (noun) smarty pants, wise guy, wiseacre, wise-ass; (adjective) cute.
- adj. Sudden and intense.
- adj. Intense in feeling; painful. Used usually with the adverb intensifier right.
- n. A sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting.
- n. Mental pain or suffering; grief; affliction.
- n. Smart-money.
- n. A dandy; one who is smart in dress; one who is brisk, vivacious, or clever.
- v. To hurt or sting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking.
- adj. Keen; severe; poignant.
- adj. Vigorous; sharp; severe.
- adj. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
- adj. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
- adj. Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty.
- adj. Pretentious; showy; spruce.
- adj. Brisk; fresh.
- n. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
- n. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief.
- n. A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
- n. Smart money (see below).
- intransitive v. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation.
- intransitive v. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
- transitive v. To cause a smart in.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feel a lively, pungent pain; also, to be the seat of a pungent local pain, as from some piercing or irritating application; be acutely painful: often used impersonally.
- To feel mental pain or suffering of any kind; suffer; be distressed; suffer evil consequences; bear a penalty.
- To cause a smart or sharp pain; cause suffering or distress.
- To cause a smart or pain to or in; cause to smart.
- Causing a smart or sharp pain; especially, causing a pricking local pain; pungent; stinging.
- Sharp; keen; poignant: applied to physical or mental pain or suffering.
- Marked by or executed with force or vigor; vigorous; efficient; sharp; severe: as, a smart blow; a smart skirmish; a smart walk.
- Brisk; lively; fresh: as, a smart breeze.
- Acute and pertinent; witty; especially, marked by a sharpness winch is nearer to pertness or impertinence than to genuine wit; superficially witty: noting remarks, writings, etc.: as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
- Brisk; vivacious; lively; witty; especially, sharp and impertinent, or pert and forward, rather than genuinely witty: noting persons.
- Dressed in an elaborately nice or showy manner; well-dressed; spruce.
- Elaborately nice; elegant; fine; showy: noting articles of dress.
- Quick; active; intelligent; clever: as, a smart business man.
- Keen, as in bargain-making; sharp, and often of questionable honesty; well able to take care of one's own interests.
- Fashionable; stylish; brilliant.
- Careful; punctual; quick.
- Considerable; large; as, a right smart distance.
- Forcible; earnest.
- Having strong qualities; strong.
- In good health; well; not sick.
- Swift-sailing, as a vessel: in distinction from able, stanch, or seaworthy.
- Up to the mark; well turned out; creditable.
- Smartly; vigorously; quickly; sharp.
- A contracted form of smarteth, third person singular present indicative of smart.
- n. A sharp, quick, lively pain; especially, a pricking local pain, as the pain from the sting of nettles.
- n. Hence, mental pain or suffering of any kind; pungent grief; affliction.
- n. Same as smart-money: as, to pay the smart.
- n. A dandy; one who affects smartness in dress; also, one who affects briskness, vivacity, or cleverness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
- adj. improperly forward or bold
- adj. painfully severe
- adj. characterized by quickness and ease in learning
- adj. quick and brisk
- adj. capable of independent and apparently intelligent action
- v. be the source of pain
- adj. elegant and stylish
- n. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
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