What does smart mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smart, smarting, smartness(adj)

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

  2. smart(adj)

    showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

  3. chic, smart, voguish(adj)

    elegant and stylish

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

  4. bright, smart(adj)

    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, wise(adj)

    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. smart(adj)

    painfully severe

    "he gave the dog a smart blow"

  7. smart(adj)

    quick and brisk

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

  8. smart(verb)

    capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

    "smart weapons"

  9. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smart(verb)

    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. Smart(verb)

    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. Smart(verb)

    to cause a smart in

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

  4. Smart(verb)

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

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

  5. Smart(verb)

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

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

  6. Smart(verb)

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

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

  7. Smart(verb)

    smart money (see below)

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

  8. Smart(verb)

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

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

  9. Smart(verb)

    keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain

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

  10. Smart(verb)

    vigorous; sharp; severe

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

  11. Smart(verb)

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

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

  12. Smart(verb)

    efficient; vigorous; brilliant

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

  13. Smart(verb)

    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. Smart(verb)

    pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown

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

  15. Smart(verb)

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Adjectives Frequency

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

Anagrams for smart »

  1. marts

  2. trams

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Numerology

  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. Med Jones:

    There is an undercurrent of cultural changes in the Middle East region driven by the globalization of media and the Internet. Smart leaders will anticipate these changes and initiate gradual democratic reforms to avoid political instability and economic problems.

  2. Dave Marver:

    The sound of the game is going to change, it means that players are going to be better protected. Dr. Sam Browd, a pediatric neurosurgeon and co-founder of VICIS, said no helmet will fully eliminate concussions from football. But Sam Browd said the Zero1 should prove very effective in reducing them. Sam Browd teamed up with Dave Marver and VICIS ’ chief technology officer, Per Reinhall, to create the Zero1 because he had treated many teenagers who had to quit football because of repetitive head injuries. AWAIR SMART MONITORING DEVICE HELPS IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY This was sad.

  3. Lynne Cheney:

    Anyone who says that paying women equally and treating them equally in the workplace makes it more expensive for businesses to hire them ... is saying in effect that women are worth less than men, equality in the workplace is not just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing for business and a good thing for men as well as women.

  4. Jeff Link:

    Today I would say it is going to be really hard to displace Elizabeth Warren, elizabeth Warren has not had a meteoric rise, Elizabeth Warren has had a slow and steady rise. Elizabeth Warren's got a big organization and they are smart and they are doing stuff all over.

  5. Rachel Teodoro:

    It makes sense to fund it, because it's not taxed - and it's a smart financial move.

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