smart, smarting, smartness(adj)
a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
chic, smart, voguish(adj)
elegant and stylish
"chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"
characterized by quickness and ease in learning
"some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
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!"
"he gave the dog a smart blow"
quick and brisk
"I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"
capable of independent and apparently intelligent action
ache, smart, hurt(verb)
be the source of pain
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
to feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil
to cause a smart in
quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles
severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction
a fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy
smart money (see below)
causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste
keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain
vigorous; sharp; severe
accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever
efficient; vigorous; brilliant
marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying
pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown
brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze
Origin: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smärt, n. quick, stinging pain of body or mind: smart-money: a dandy.—v.i. to feel a smart: to be punished.—adj. causing a smart: severe: sharp: vigorous, brisk: acute, witty, pert, vivacious: well-dressed, fine, fashionable: keen in business: creditable, up-to-the-mark.—v.t. Smart′en, to make smart, to brighten (with up).—adv. Smart′ly.—ns. Smart′-mon′ey, money paid by a recruit for his release before being sworn in: money paid for escape from any unpleasant situation or engagement: excessive damages: money allowed to soldiers and sailors for wounds; Smart′ness; Smart′-tick′et, a certificate granted to one entitled to smart-money; Smart′-weed, a name given to some of the Milkworts from their acrid properties, esp. Polygonum Hydropiper, or Waterpepper; Smart′y, a would-be smart fellow. [A.S. smeortan; Dut. smarten, Ger. schmerzen.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'smart' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3340
Rank popularity for the word 'smart' in Adjectives Frequency: #724
The numerical value of smart in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of smart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.
Indians are plenty smart. We catch small wood. Build small fire. Stand close and stay warm all over. White men not so smart. They catch big wood. Build big fire. Stand far away, burn face and freeze ass.
It sounds like a smart marketing move because Disney wants to make it easy for people to visit the parks, and it also looks like a smart move for people who want to take their families on Disney vacation.
He's a first-class human being, there's a lot of smart people in this world but some of them do some very dumb things. He's a smart guy who will never do a dumb thing. I've never heard him say anything that didn't make sense.
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Translations for smart
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- bystrý, chytrý, inteligentníCzech
- smart, klogDanish
- intelligent, gescheit, klug, schmerzenGerman
- vivo, intelectual, vivaracho, escocer, listo, inteligenteSpanish
- terävä, raikas, äly, pistävä, pistää, kirvellä, raju, älykäs, hyvännäköinen, fiksu, näyttävä, tuskallinen, pisteliäs, välkky, tyylikäs, sattuaFinnish
- piquer, habile, intelligentFrench
- tapaidhScottish Gaelic
- बुद्धिमान, चतुर, होशियार, चालाक, स्मार्टHindi
- խելացի, խելոքArmenian
- 頭がいい, 賢い, スマート, 利口, 機敏, 敏い, 痛めるJapanese
- ჭკვიანი, გონიერიGeorgian
- pākinikini, pākikiniMāori
- smart, klokNorwegian
- zmyślny, elegancki, sprytny, piec, szczypać, bystryPolish
- elegante, esperto, inteligentePortuguese
- isteț, descurcăreț, deșteptRomanian
- смышлёный, находчивый, понятливый, сообразительный, разумный, элегантный, умныйRussian
- pametan, паметанSerbo-Croatian
- chytrý, bystrýSlovak
- klok, göra ont, smärta, smartSwedish
- acımak, ağrımak, akıllıTurkish
- thông minh, 聰明Vietnamese
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