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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.
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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