What does clever mean?

Definitions for clever
ˈklɛv ərclever

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clever.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cagey, cagy, canny, clever(adj)

    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

  2. apt, clever(adj)

    mentally quick and resourceful

    "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

  3. clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)

    showing inventiveness and skill

    "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

Wiktionary

  1. clever(Adjective)

    Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.

  2. clever(Adjective)

    Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.

    clever like a fox

  3. clever(Adjective)

    Smart, intelligent or witty; mentally quick or sharp.

  4. clever(Adjective)

    Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.

  5. clever(Adjective)

    Possessing magical abilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clever(adj)

    possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert

  2. Clever(adj)

    showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick

  3. Clever(adj)

    having fitness, propriety, or suitableness

  4. Clever(adj)

    well-shaped; handsome

  5. Clever(adj)

    good-natured; obliging

Freebase

  1. Clever

    Clever is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,139 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Christian County was the fastest-growing county in Missouri in population between 2000 and 2010. As a result of that growth Clever has also seen a large increase in population in the last twenty years.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clever

    klev′ėr, adj. able or dexterous: ingenious: skilful: (U.S.) good-natured.—ns. Cleveral′ity, Clev′erness.—adj. Clev′erish, somewhat clever.—adv. Clev′erly. [Ety. dub.]

CrunchBase

  1. Clever

    Build educational applications that just work. School integration doesn’t have to be painful. Use Clever to get real-time student data.Clever believes that data should empower learning, not hold it back. With unique experiences in education and technology, the Clever team understands the data challenges that schools and developers face. Our mission is to make powerful educational software easy to build and easy to deploy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clever' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4393

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clever' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1796

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clever' in Adjectives Frequency: #507

How to pronounce clever?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say clever in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clever in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of clever in a Sentence

  1. Charles Talleyrand:

    To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Behind your every bad fate, almost always there lie your own stupid mistakes! Behind your every good fate, almost always there lie your own clever deeds! Skies have nothing whatsoever to do with your fate!

  3. Steve Brusatte:

    Only after these ancestral Tyrannosaurs evolved their clever brains and sharp senses did they grow into the colossal sizes of T. rex, tyrannosaurs had to get smart before they got big.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    Precisely because we do not communicate by singing, a song can be out of place but not out of character; it is just as credible that a stupid person should sing beautifully as that a clever person should do so.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In the land of genius, the sun always shines; in the land of clever, there are many clouds!

Images & Illustrations of clever

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. bibulous
    • B. ostensive
    • C. askant
    • D. jejune

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