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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

smartsmɑrt(adj.; v.; adv.; n.)smart•er, smart•est

  1. (adj.)having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability:

    a smart student.

  2. quick or prompt in action, as a person.

  3. shrewd or sharp, as a person in dealing with others.

  4. clever, witty, or readily effective, as a speaker, speech, or rejoinder.

  5. neat or trim in appearance, as a person or garment; spruce.

  6. socially elegant; sophisticated or fashionable:

    the smart crowd.

  7. saucy; pert:

    smart remarks.

  8. brisk or vigorous:

    to walk with smart steps.

  9. sharply severe, as a blow.

  10. sharp or keen:

    a smart pain.

  11. equipped with, using, or containing electronic control devices, as missiles.

  12. Computers.

    Category: Computers

    Ref: intelligent (def. 4). 4

  13. (v.i.)to be a source of sharp, local, and usu. superficial pain, as a wound.

  14. to be the cause of a sharp, stinging pain, as an irritating application or a blow.

  15. to feel a sharp, stinging pain, as in a wound.

  16. to suffer keenly from wounded feelings.

  17. to feel shame or remorse or to suffer in punishment or in return for something.

  18. (v.t.)to cause a sharp pain to or in.

  19. (adv.)in a smart manner; smartly.

  20. (n.)a sharp local pain, usu. superficial, as from a wound, blow, or sting.

  21. keen mental suffering, as from wounded feelings, affliction, or grievous loss.

  22. smarts,Informal. intelligence; common sense.

Origin of smart:

bef. 1050; (v.) ME smerten, OE -smeortan, c. MD smerten, OHG smerzan; (adj.) ME smerte, smart, late OE smearte, akin to the v.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. smart, smarting, smartness(adj)

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

  2. smart(adj)

    showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

  3. chic, smart, voguish(adj)

    elegant and stylish

    "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"

  4. bright, smart(adj)

    characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"

  5. fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise(adj)

    improperly forward or bold

    "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!"

  6. smart(adj)

    painfully severe

    "he gave the dog a smart blow"

  7. smart(adj)

    quick and brisk

    "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"

  8. smart(verb)

    capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

    "smart weapons"

  9. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. smart(adjective)ɑrt


    She's a smart girl for her age.; a smart decision

  2. smartɑrt

    (of weapons) using computers to make them very accurate

    smart bombs

  3. smartɑrt

    (of clothing) neat and tidy, or dressed neatly

    You're looking smart today.

  4. smartɑrt

    fashionable and wealthy or expensive

    a smart hotel in the heart of the city

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smart(verb)

    to feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart

  2. Smart(verb)

    to feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil

  3. Smart(verb)

    to cause a smart in

  4. Smart(verb)

    quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles

  5. Smart(verb)

    severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction

  6. Smart(verb)

    a fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy

  7. Smart(verb)

    smart money (see below)

  8. Smart(verb)

    causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste

  9. Smart(verb)

    keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain

  10. Smart(verb)

    vigorous; sharp; severe

  11. Smart(verb)

    accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever

  12. Smart(verb)

    efficient; vigorous; brilliant

  13. Smart(verb)

    marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying

  14. Smart(verb)

    pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown

  15. Smart(verb)

    brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze


  1. SMart

    SMart is a British CBBC television programme based on the subject of art, which began in 1994 and ended in 2009. The programme was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London, previously it had been recorded in Studio A at BBC Pebble Mill in Birmingham. The format is similar to the Tony Hart programmes Take Hart and Hartbeat. The show was revamped into an hour-long show in 2007; it was previously a 25 minute show. The 'older' 25 minute shows from 1994-2005 also featured Morph, originally from Take Hart. It has 199 episodes.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. smart

    Said of a program that does the Right Thing in a wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs (yet — see AI-complete). Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SMART' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3340

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SMART' in Adjectives Frequency: #724

Anagrams of SMART

  1. marts

  2. trams

Translations for SMART

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


neat and well-dressed; fashionable

You're looking very smart today; a smart suit.

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