smart

Definitions

  • Smart Girl to keen motorist
    Smart Girl to keen motorist
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj smart capable of independent and apparently intelligent action "smart weapons"
    • adj smart 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!"
    • adj smart showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
    • adj smart elegant and stylish "chic elegance","a smart new dress","a suit of voguish cut"
    • adj smart quick and brisk "I gave him a smart salute","we walked at a smart pace"
    • adj smart characterized by quickness and ease in learning "some children are brighter in one subject than another","smart children talk earlier than the average"
    • adj smart painfully severe "he gave the dog a smart blow"
    • v smart be the source of pain
    • n smart a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy."—Erica Jong
    • Smart A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
    • Smart Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
    • Smart Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
    • Smart Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste. "How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience."
    • Smart Efficient; vigorous; brilliant. "The stars shine smarter ."
    • Smart Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
    • Smart Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying. "Who, for the poor renown of being smart Would leave a sting within a brother's heart?""A sentence or two, . . . which I thought very smart ."
    • Smart Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
    • Smart Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles. "In pain's smart ."
    • Smart Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction. "To stand 'twixt us and our deserved smart .""Counsel mitigates the greatest smart ."
    • Smart Smart money (see below).
    • v. t Smart To cause a smart in. "A goad that . . . smarts the flesh."
    • Smart 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 .
    • Smart To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil; as, the team is still smarting from its loss of the championship. "No creature smarts so little as a fool.""He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it."
    • Smart Vigorous; sharp; severe. "Smart skirmishes, in which many fell."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Studies have shown that pigs are one of the more intelligent animals, surprisingly. They come a close second only to primates. They are so smart, in fact, that they can be trained to do tricks like a dog.
    • smart To feel a lively, pungent pain; also, to be the seat of a pungent local pain, as from some piercing or irritating application; be acutely painful: often used impersonally.
    • smart To feel mental pain or suffering of any kind; suffer; be distressed; suffer evil consequences; bear a penalty.
    • smart To cause a smart or sharp pain; cause suffering or distress.
    • smart To cause a smart or pain to or in; cause to smart.
    • n smart A sharp, quick, lively pain; especially, a pricking local pain, as the pain from the sting of nettles.
    • n smart Hence, mental pain or suffering of any kind; pungent grief; affliction.
    • n smart Same as smart-money: as, to pay the smart.
    • n smart A dandy; one who affects smartness in dress; also, one who affects briskness, vivacity, or cleverness.
    • smart Causing a smart or sharp pain; especially, causing a pricking local pain; pungent; stinging.
    • smart Sharp; keen; poignant: applied to physical or mental pain or suffering.
    • smart Marked by or executed with force or vigor; vigorous; efficient; sharp; severe: as, a smart blow; a smart skirmish; a smart walk.
    • smart Brisk; lively; fresh: as, a smart breeze.
    • smart Acute and pertinent; witty; especially, marked by a sharpness winch is nearer to pertness or impertinence than to genuine wit; superficially witty: noting remarks, writings, etc.: as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
    • smart Brisk; vivacious; lively; witty; especially, sharp and impertinent, or pert and forward, rather than genuinely witty: noting persons.
    • smart Dressed in an elaborately nice or showy manner; well-dressed; spruce.
    • smart Elaborately nice; elegant; fine; showy: noting articles of dress.
    • smart Quick; active; intelligent; clever: as, a smart business man.
    • smart Keen, as in bargain-making; sharp, and often of questionable honesty; well able to take care of one's own interests.
    • smart Fashionable; stylish; brilliant.
    • smart Careful; punctual; quick.
    • smart Considerable; large; as, a right smart distance.
    • smart Forcible; earnest.
    • smart Having strong qualities; strong.
    • smart In good health; well; not sick.
    • smart Swift-sailing, as a vessel: in distinction from able, stanch, or seaworthy.
    • smart Up to the mark; well turned out; creditable.
    • smart Smartly; vigorously; quickly; sharp.
    • smart A contracted form of smarteth, third person singular present indicative of smart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Smart smärt quick, stinging pain of body or mind: smart-money: a dandy
    • v.i Smart to feel a smart: to be punished
    • adj Smart causing a smart: severe: sharp: vigorous, brisk: acute, witty, pert, vivacious: well-dressed, fine, fashionable: keen in business: creditable, up-to-the-mark
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Quotations

  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher
    “I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.”
  • Frank M. Garafola
    Frank M. Garafola
    “The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.”
  • James Randi
    James Randi
    “People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.”
  • Solomon Short
    Solomon Short
    “Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You think you are clever until you find out how smart you are”
  • Louis B Mayer
    Louis B Mayer
    “Be smart, but never show it.”

Idioms

Smart Alec - A smart Alec is a conceited person who likes to show off how clever and knowledgeable they are.
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Smart as a whip - A person who is smart as a whip is very clever.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. smarten, AS. smeortan,; akin to D. smarten, smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, Sw. smärta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, OHG. smerzo, and probably to L. mordere, to bite; cf. Gr. smerdno`s smerdale`os, terrible, fearful, Skr. mṛd, to rub, crush. Cf. Morsel

Usage

In literature:

I know by the way he chuckles now and then when she says anything particularly smart.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
I've such a smart family I think they'll set me crazy.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Sam was bright and shrewd, smart at his books and good at a barter.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He was a young man of eighteen, who had made two or three fishing voyages, and was a smart, active fellow.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
All were smart and shaven and wealthy.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
He tried to open his smarting eyes, but the lids were wracked with pain and would not at once respond.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
While Hay was smartly dressed in a Bond Street kit, Paul wore a well-cut, shabby blue serge.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Later arrivals, after the breeze failed, were towed in by the smart motor craft of the fleet.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
It's a real purty, smart leetle creetur and old Palmer made a lot of it.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Abel shook his head and stroked his smart beard.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Smart with his cutlass.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
So, Out There, in order to have a reasonable chance, I'll have to be following somebody smart.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Smart ones soon got work.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
You have got an idea you are smart, and I want you to keep away from here.
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
His eyes smarted, and the taste on his lips was salt.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
While he waited, watching the trunks being flung out, Ellice passed him talking to a smartly dressed man.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
A smart clerk took the card and gave him a critical glance.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Aren't you smart, too?
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
I can work right smart if I try.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
He smart lak de wolf, an' he smart lak de dog, too.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
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In poetry:

Wonderful smart,
So all hands said,
Were the bits of things
Eliphalet made —
"South Sea Whaler. “Scrimshaw” Model" by Cicely Fox Smith
Steeds, uit vreugd of smart gerezen,
Heeft de ziel uw vreugd verstaan,
En tot uwe vreugd genezen,
Ons gemeen geheim geraen:
"Leeuwerik" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
Write them childless, as cold-hearted,
Who can scorn thy generous boon,
And whose souls with fear have smarted,
Lest -- Thy blessings come too soon!
"Children" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The godly grief, the pleasing smart,
The meltings of a broken heart,
The tears that tell your sins forgiven,
The sighs that waft your souls to heaven;
"Sinners, Obey the Gospel-Word!" by Charles Wesley
I am wearing away like the snow in the sun,
I am wearing away from the pain in my heart;
But ne'er shall he know, who my peace has undone,
How bitter, how lasting, how deep is my smart.
"Song. "I am wearing away"" by Amelia Opie
MOSCON. Clarin, from the first to last,
All your life you've been a trickster,
A smart temporizing toady,
A bold flatterer, a trimmer,
Since you praise the thoughts of others,
And ne'er speak your own.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

It also provides real world examples of ways smart retailers can reduce their break-even points and level of risk.
SDN Requires Smart Hardware, Not Commoditized.
It's smart to choose brown rice over white.
Smart Business in Central Europe.
That's an incredibly smart idea.
Gregoire speaks with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart".
Five Ways Your Phone Can Make Your Home 'Smart'.
HTC bills its Droid DNA as the most advanced smart phone yet.
Google's Buy Approved, HDDs Soar, Sony's Smart Socket.
Smart said so far not many of his 60 cows he and his father have on three farms are calving prematurely because of the heat.
When smart cars get street smart .
Street Smart vs Book Smart.
Marcy, NY (WIBX) – Which are more important… street smarts or book smarts.
The Smart Wi-Fi system includes the AMX Smart WAP (NXA-WAP1000) and AMX ZoneDirector Smart WLAN Controller (NXA-WAPZD1000).
Khloe's Ellsie Smart Tote The Ellsie smart tote in denim.
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In science:

Talagrand proves this using the “smart path” method, which is his adaptation of the quadratic interpolation argument.
Variational Bounds for the Generalized Random Energy Model
Smart,” Fixed point theorems”, Cambridge Univ.
Analytic General Solutions of Nonlinear Difference Equations
It is important to note that SMARTS operates the only southern telescope run in queue mode with an aperture and instrument that are appropriate for this project.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
Writing a minimal prototyping code is a challenge of three smarts: smart computers, smart languages and smart algorithms.
Speeding up Domain Wall Fermion Algorithms using QCDLAB
Smart, p-adic chaos and random number generation, Experiment.
On measure-preserving ${\mathcal C}^1$ transformations of compact-open subsets of non-archimedean local fields
We have obtained new time-resolved UV spectrograms of 4U 1822-371 with the Hubble Space Telescope and new V - and J -band light curves with the 1.3-m SMARTS telescope at CTIO.
Optical and UV Light Curves of the Accretion Disk Corona Source 4U 1822-371
Inspecting the curves, it is seen that smart resource allocation algorithms may bring very remarkable performance improvements.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
They were observed with the SMARTS 1.3-m telescope using the ANDICAM instrument which allows for simultaneous optical and infrared imaging (the optical measurements have been reported in Paper I and Paper II).
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
We also obtained quasi-simultaneous photometry with the 1.3-m SMARTS telescope on Cerro Tololo in Chile.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
We thank members of LANL study group on ”Optimization and Control Theory for Smart Grids” for many discussions.
Message Passing for Integrating and Assessing Renewable Generation in a Redundant Power Grid
Pister, “Mobile networking for smart dust,” in Intl.
On the One dimensional Poisson Random Geometric Graph
Coron et al. solve this problem very elegantly by a smart decision of which partial chains are completed.
Equivalence of the Random Oracle Model and the Ideal Cipher Model, Revisited
Soatto, “Localizing ob jects with smart dictionaries.,” in ECCV (1) (D. A.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
We visualized the knowledge network K ′ using smart organic layout implemented in the yFiles6 library, based on the force-directed paradigm .
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
Schnorr. Efficient Signature Generation by Smart Cards.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
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