smart(smärt),USA pronunciationv., adj.,-er, -est,adv., n. v.i.
to be a source of sharp, local, and usually superficial pain, as a wound.
to be the cause of a sharp, stinging pain, as an irritating application, a blow, etc.
to feel a sharp, stinging pain, as in a wound.
to suffer keenly from wounded feelings:She smarted under their criticism.
to feel shame or remorse or to suffer in punishment or in return for something.
to cause a sharp pain to or in.
quick or prompt in action, as persons.
having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability:a smart student.
shrewd or sharp, as a person in dealing with others or as in business dealings:a smart businessman.
clever, witty, or readily effective, as a speaker, speech, rejoinder, etc.
dashingly or impressively neat or trim in appearance, as persons, dress, etc.
socially elegant; sophisticated or fashionable:the smart crowd.
saucy; pert:smart remarks.
sharply brisk, vigorous, or active:to walk with smart steps.
sharply severe, as a blow, stroke, etc.
sharp or keen:a smart pain.
[Informal.]equipped with, using, or containing electronic control devices, as computer systems, microprocessors, or missiles:a smart phone; a smart copier.
Computingintelligent (def. 4).
[Older Use.]considerable; fairly large.
in a smart manner; smartly.
a sharp local pain, usually superficial, as from a wound, blow, or sting.
keen mental suffering, as from wounded feelings, affliction, grievous loss, etc.
smarts,[Slang.]intelligence; common sense:He never had the smarts to use his opportunities.
smart′ing•ly,adv. smart′ly,adv. smart′ness,n.
bef. 1050; (verb, verbal) Middle English smerten, Old English -smeortan (only in the compound fyrsmeortende painful like fire), cognate with Old High German smerzan (German schmerzen); (adjective, adjectival) Middle English smerte, smart quick, prompt, sharp, origin, originally, biting, smarting, late Old English smearte, akin to the verb, verbal; (adverb, adverbial and noun, nominal) Middle English smerte, derivative of the adjective, adjectival
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged pain, hurt, sting.
7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lively, nimble, agile, alert, active.
8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bright, sharp, expert, adroit.
9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cunning, adept.
11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spruce; pretentious, showy.
12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged chic.
14.See corresponding entry in Unabridged energetic.
16.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stinging, poignant, penetrating.