What is the meaning of smart?

noun

  • A kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore.

verb

  • Be the source of pain.

adjective

  • Showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness.
  • Elegant and stylish.
    • usage: "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"
  • Characterized by quickness and ease in learning.
    • usage: "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
  • Improperly forward or bold.
    • usage: "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me"
  • Painfully severe.
    • usage: "he gave the dog a smart blow"
  • Quick and brisk.
    • usage: "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"
  • Capable of independent and apparently intelligent action.
    • usage: "smart weapons"
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ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "smart" http://smartdefine.org/smart/definitions/1183791 (accessed May 28, 2017).
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