Definitions for Smart
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Smart.
smart, smarting, smartnessadjective
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, voguishadjective
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, wiseadjective
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, hurtverb
be the source of pain
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the noun.
How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience? William Shakespeare.
To the fair he fain would quarter show,
His tender heart recoils at every blow;
If unawares he gives too smart a stroke,
He means but to correct, and not provoke. George Granville.
That day was spent in smart skirmishes, in which many fell. Edward Hyde.
This sound proceeded from the nimble and smart percussions of the ambient air, made by the swift and irregular motions of the particles of the liquors. Boyle.
The stars shine smarter, and the moon adorns,
As with unborrow’d beams, her sharpen’d horns. Dryden.
It was a smart reply that Augustus made to one that ministred this comfort of the fatality of things: this was so far from giving any ease to his mind, that it was the very thing that troubled him. John Tillotson.
You may see a smart rhetorician turning his hat in his hands, during the whole course of his harangue. A deaf man would think he was cheapening a beaver. Addison.
Etymology: smeorta , Saxon; smert, Dutch; smarta, Swedish.
Then her mind, though too late, by the smart, was brought to think of the disease. Philip Sidney.
Mishaps are master’d by advice discreet,
And counsel mitigates the greatest smart. Fairy Queen.
It increased the smart of his present sufferings, to compare them with his former happiness. Francis Atterbury.
A fellow affecting briskness and vivacity. A cant word.
Etymology: smeortan , Saxon; smerten, Dutch.
When a man’s wounds cease to smart, only because he has lost his feeling, they are nevertheless mortal. South.
Human blood, when first let, is mild, and will not make the eye or a fresh wound smart. Arbuthnot.
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it. Prov.
No creature smarts so little as a fool.
Let peals of laughter, Codrus! round thee break,
Thou unconcern’d can’st hear the mighty crack. Alexander Pope.
Smart generally refers to an individual or system possessing or demonstrating quick-witted intelligence or having the ability to make good decisions and judgments. In technological context, smart often refers to devices or systems that are automated, connected, or able to carry out tasks without human intervention, often using advanced features and functions based on technology, like smartphones or smart homes.
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
Etymology: [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).
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Ready, active, and intelligent.
A form of intelligent, practical and logical technology.
Smart technology is a term used to describe intelligent, practical and logical technology.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Smart is ranked #1388 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Smart surname appeared 25,528 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Smart.
72.8% or 18,595 total occurrences were White.
20.2% or 5,172 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 633 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.1% or 549 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.5% or 403 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 176 total occurrences were Asian.
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
People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
They're giving me a lot of credit for that because I said you really need someone very, very, tough and very smart, you know, smart goes with tough. I know tough people that aren't smart. That's the worst. We need smart, we need tough, we need the whole package.
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.
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.
Basically we developed this kind of so-called smart insulin patch, which can sense the blood sugar level and release insulin at the right time only once the blood sugar goes up. And the insulin can be quickly released from the patch. And meanwhile once the blood sugar level goes to a normal range, less insulin is released or is just inhibited. Basically this kind of smart insulin patch is not only smart, it is also painless.
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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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