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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).intelligent

  • 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]


    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



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