AskDefine | Define smart

Dictionary Definition

smart adj
1 showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness [ant: stupid]
2 elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut" [syn: chic, voguish]
3 characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average" [syn: bright]
4 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" [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, saucy, sassy]
5 marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce] n : a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore [syn: smarting] v : be the source of pain [syn: ache, hurt]

User Contributed Dictionary





en-adj er
  1. exhibiting social ability or cleverness
  2. exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books
  3. good-looking, as a smart outfit
  4. cleverly humorous, in a way that is rude and disrespectful however; wise guy.
    He became tired of his daughter's sarcasm and smart remarks.


exhibiting social ability or cleverness
  • Finnish: terävä, fiksu
  • Japanese: 洗練された
exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books
  • Afrikaans: intelligent
  • Arabic: (ðáki)
  • Finnish: terävä, fiksu
  • Japanese: 頭がいい, 利口な
  • Kurdish: زیره‌ک
  • Romanian: descurcăreţ
  • Spanish: listo
good-looking, as a smart outfit
  • Finnish: tyylikäs
  • Japanese: スマートな


  1. To hurt or sting.
    After being hit with a pitch, the batter exclaimed "Gosh, my arm smarts!"


to hurt or sting
  • Finnish: pistää, sattua
  • Japanese: 痛める




  1. smart; clever

Extensive Definition

Smart usually means highly intelligent. Smart or SMART may also refer to:

See also

smart in German: Smart
smart in French: Smart (homonymie)
smart in Dutch: Smart
smart in Japanese: スマート
smart in Norwegian: SMART
smart in Polish: Smart
smart in Portuguese: Smart
smart in Russian: Smart
smart in Swedish: Smart

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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