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Definition of "smart" []

  • Characterized by sharp quick thought; bright. See Synonyms at intelligent. (adjective)
  • Amusingly clever; witty: a smart quip; a lively, smart conversation. (adjective)
  • Impertinent; insolent: That's enough of your smart talk. (adjective)
  • Energetic or quick in movement: a smart pace. (adjective)
  • Canny and shrewd in dealings with others: a smart negotiator. (adjective)
  • Astute, as in business; clever or bright (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Quick, witty, and often impertinent in speech (adjective)
  • Fashionable; chic (adjective)
  • Well-kept; neat (adjective)
  • Causing a sharp stinging pain (adjective)
  • Vigorous or brisk (adjective)
  • Considerable or numerous (adjective)
  • (of systems) operating as if by human intelligence by using automatic computer control (adjective)
  • Using digital communication technology to provide many of the functions of a computer, esp internet access and social networking apps (adjective)
  • (of a projectile or bomb) containing a device that allows it to be guided to its target (adjective)
  • To feel, cause, or be the source of a sharp stinging physical pain or keen mental distress (verb)
  • To suffer a harsh penalty (verb)
  • A stinging pain or feeling (noun)
  • In a smart manner (adverb)

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Use "smart" in a sentence
  • "In fact, mommy is SO smart that she rapes all the silly vain ’smart’ women, forcing them into pregnancy or death."
  • "Of course, you could also argue that Bob was smart enough to get himself into those rarefied realms in the first place, but there is a lot more to that than ’smart.’"
  • "After all, the term "smart growth" was first coined in Maryland."