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smart /smɑːt/ adj
  1. astute, as in business; clever or bright
  2. quick, witty, and often impertinent in speech: a smart talker
  3. fashionable; chic: a smart hotel
  4. well-kept; neat
  5. causing a sharp stinging pain
  6. vigorous or brisk
  7. (of systems) operating as if by human intelligence by using automatic computer control
  8. (of a projectile or bomb) containing a device that allows it to be guided to its target
vb (mainly intr)
  1. to feel, cause, or be the source of a sharp stinging physical pain or keen mental distress: a nettle sting smarts, he smarted under their abuse
  2. (often followed by for) to suffer a harsh penalty
n
  1. a stinging pain or feeling
adv
  1. in a smart manner
Etymology: Old English smeortan; related to Old High German smerzan, Latin mordēre to bite, Greek smerdnos terrible

ˈsmartly adv ˈsmartness n



Smart /smɑːt/ n
  1. Christopher. 1722–71, British poet, author of A Song to David (1763) and Jubilate Agno (written 1758–63, published 1939). He was confined (1756–63) for religious mania and died in a debtors' prison



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