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, cleveradjective

    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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

  2. apt, cleveradjective

    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, ingeniousadjective

    showing inventiveness and skill

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

Wiktionary

  1. cleveradjective

    Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.

  2. cleveradjective

    Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.

    clever like a fox

  3. cleveradjective

    Smart, intelligent or witty; mentally quick or sharp.

  4. cleveradjective

    Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.

  5. cleveradjective

    Possessing magical abilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleveradjective

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

  2. Cleveradjective

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

  3. Cleveradjective

    having fitness, propriety, or suitableness

  4. Cleveradjective

    well-shaped; handsome

  5. Cleveradjective

    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

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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. California Democratic Rep. Mike Honda:

    It's gotten ridiculous, we're getting bills that have over 10 words in the title just so they can spell something that's supposed to be clever.

  2. Irving Layton:

    When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing they are as clever as you.

  3. Saleem Choudhary:

    Till then fool is alive ,clever will survive.

  4. Fred Ponzo:

    Most of the platforms today look like science projects, each of them touting a clever matching mode.

  5. Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha:

    Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.

Images & Illustrations of clever

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