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

  2. Smartverb

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

  3. Smartverb

    to cause a smart in

  4. Smartverb

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

  5. Smartverb

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

  6. Smartverb

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

  7. Smartverb

    smart money (see below)

  8. Smartverb

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

  9. Smartverb

    keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain

  10. Smartverb

    vigorous; sharp; severe

  11. Smartverb

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

  12. Smartverb

    efficient; vigorous; brilliant

  13. Smartverb

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

  14. Smartverb

    pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown

  15. Smartverb

    brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze

  16. 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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  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. Vice President Joe Biden:

    If Donald Trump gets the nomination and wins the election, if he's as smart as I think, he's going to regret having said the things he's said and done.

  2. Sean Moran:

    I think Liaoning's visit definitely gives the central government a chance to display its military power. It's quite a positive and smart strategy to step up publicity overall.

  3. Jason Hopkins:

    What they've done is frankly very smart, it's sort of a bottom-up approach.

  4. Isar Aerospace:

    Space will become a key technological platform for many industries worldwide — from the automotive to the telecoms sector — bringing advances and new capabilities of [ Internet of Things ], data encryption and storage, as well as smart farming applications and surveillance for tackling climate change.

  5. Merlin Figama Worshipper:

    Never ever judge a person in the first degree of his/her bad deeds or says, being a smart leader, you must give him/her the opportunity to come back up on his/her conscience, in order to shed credible light on the beauty of the facts.

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