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Definition of Smart


  1. 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. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
  3. To cause a smart in.
  4. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
  5. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.
  6. A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
  7. Smart money (see below).
  8. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.
  9. Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
  10. Vigorous; sharp; severe.
  11. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
  12. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
  13. Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
  14. Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
  15. Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.

Smart Quotations

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

Don't ever criticize yourself. Don't go around all day long thinking, 'I'm unattractive, I'm slow, I'm not as smart as my brother.' God wasn't having a bad day when he made you... If you don't love yourself in the right way, you can't love your neighbour. You can't be as good as you are supposed to be.
Joel Osteen

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams

Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.
Byron Dorgan
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Smart Translations

smart in Afrikaans is slim
smart in Dutch is doortrapt, slim, gewiekst, listig
smart in Finnish is viekas
smart in German is elegant, Smart, fesch
smart in Italian is furbo, stile
smart in Portuguese is esperto
smart in Spanish is desgarrado, cauto
smart in Swedish is elegant
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