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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
smart /smɑrt/USA pronunciation   v., -er, -est, adv., n. 

v. [no object]
  • to be a cause of sharp, stinging pain:The cut on his arm still smarted.
  • to suffer sharply, as from wounded feelings:still smarting from the insults.

  • adj. 
  • having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability:a smart student.[It + be + ~ + to + verb]It wasn't very smart of you to try to cheat.
  • shrewd or sharp, as a person in dealing with others:a smart campaigner.
  • clever or witty, as a speaker or speech.
  • neat or trim in appearance, as a person or garment; spruce:a very smart outfit.
  • socially elegant;
    sophisticated or fashionable:the smart crowd.
  • saucy; pert:Keep your smart remarks to yourself.
  • brisk or vigorous:to walk with smart steps.
  • sharply severe, as a blow; sharp or keen:a smart pain;
    a smart slap on the arm.
  • [often before a noun] equipped with, using, or containing electronic control devices:smart bombs.
  • Computing[Computers.]intelligent (def. 3).

  • adv. 
  • in a smart manner; smartly.

  • n. 
  • [countable;
    usually: a + ~]
    a sharp local pain.
  • smarts, [uncountable;
    used with a singular verb]
    [Informal.]intelligence;
    common sense:has a lot of smarts.
  • smart•ly, adv.: to dress smartly; She rapped smartly on the door.
    smart•ness, n. [uncountable]

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    smart  (smärt), 
    v., 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.

  • v.t. 
  • to cause a sharp pain to or in.

  • adj. 
  • 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.
  • Computing[Computers.]intelligent (def. 4).
  • [Older Use.]considerable;
    fairly large.

  • adv. 
  • in a smart manner;
    smartly.

  • n. 
  • 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.
  • Etymology: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
    smarting•ly, adv. 
    smartly, adv. 
    smartness, n. 
    8 . stupid.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    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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