What does smart mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smart, smarting, smartnessadjective

    a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

  2. smartadjective

    showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

  3. chic, smart, voguishadjective

    elegant and stylish

    "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"

  4. bright, smartadjective

    characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"

  5. 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!"

  6. smartadjective

    painfully severe

    "he gave the dog a smart blow"

  7. smartadjective

    quick and brisk

    "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"

  8. smartverb

    capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

    "smart weapons"

  9. ache, smart, hurtverb

    be the source of pain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smartverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  2. Smartverb

    to feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  3. Smartverb

    to cause a smart in

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  4. Smartverb

    quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  5. Smartverb

    severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  6. Smartverb

    a fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  7. Smartverb

    smart money (see below)

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  8. Smartverb

    causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  9. Smartverb

    keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  10. Smartverb

    vigorous; sharp; severe

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  11. Smartverb

    accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  12. Smartverb

    efficient; vigorous; brilliant

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  13. Smartverb

    marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  14. Smartverb

    pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  15. Smartverb

    brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze

    Etymology: [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. SMart

    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

  1. Smart

    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

  1. smart

    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

  1. smart

    Ready, active, and intelligent.

Editors Contribution

  1. smart

    A form of intelligent, practical and logical technology.

    Smart technology is a term used to describe intelligent, practical and logical technology.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'smart' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3340

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smart' in Adjectives Frequency: #724

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  1. marts

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smart in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of smart in a Sentence

  1. Jared Taylor with American Renaissance:

    I'm Jared Taylor with American Renaissance, i urge you to vote for Donald Trump because Donald Trump is the one candidate who points out that we should accept immigrants who are good for America. We don't need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Donald Trump.

  2. Cleve Jones:

    I'm still in shock; he was just the most amazing person. Funny and smart and fierce ... One of the most compassionate people, the rainbow flag is more than just a symbol. It is the embodiment of the LGBT community, and it has become a source of solace, comfort and pride for all those who look upon it.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's smart to not to make any negative and rash decisions when the circumstances are at odds, and when you find yourself swimming against the tide. Taking negative decisions amidst negativity is as silly as chopping good trees during severe Winter storms, in my view. Time moves swiftly, storms go away, and up springs the sunny Spring season. So, be patient - always! Patience is the greatest virtue, especially while facing challenging and difficult phases in life.

  4. Perfect Pullups Also notable:

    Jason Walsh have to be smart with the type of people we work with, my biggest worry was him breaking. The star of a $ 100 million movie ? That’s alotof pressure.

  5. Phillip Kingston:

    Not only are ideas getting bolder and more original, but highly sophisticated domestic funds are being established at a dizzying pace. Globally there’s unrivaled scale in China by sovereign entities, high net-worth families and smart diversified Chinese listed corporations, and I expect this to continue right through 2016 and beyond.

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    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    • A. scalawag
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