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
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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. Frank Moore Colby:

    Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.

  2. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Time will come and some people will be proud of themselves that they have never believed in any religion! This honour will be belonging to the clever people of the society only! For the others, merely the deep shame will remain!

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

  5. Bouthaina Shaaban:

    It was not easy for the West to retreat. This is the first time that the West's word has been defeated over Syria ... The Russian strategy in getting these (diplomatic) understandings is successful and clever and will bear fruit, the Russian intervention has had great importance in the Syrian crisis.

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