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Meaning of SMART

Pronunciation:  smârt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
  4. [adj]  marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
  5. [adj]  of or associated with people of fashion; "the smart set"
  6. [adj]  elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"
  7. [adj]  characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
  8. [v]  be the source of pain

SMART is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ache, astute, bright, cagey, cagy, canny, chic, clever, dapper, dashing, fashionable, forward, fresh, hurt, impertinent, impudent, jaunty, natty, overbold, raffish, rakish, sassy, saucy, sharp, shrewd, smarting, snappy, spiffy, spruce, streetwise, stylish, voguish
 Antonyms: stupid
 See Also: act up, bite, burn, cause to be perceived, hunger, hurting, intelligent, itch, pain, shoot, sting, thirst, throb



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Smart\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smarted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Smarting}.] [OE. smarten, AS. smeortan; akin to D. smarten,
    smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, SW.
    sm["a]rta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, Ohg. smerzo,
    and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr. ????, ?????,
    terrible, fearful, Skr. m?d to rub, crush. Cf. {Morsel}.]
    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. --Chaucer. --Shak.
    2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or
       grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
             No creature smarts so little as a fool. --Pope.
             He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
                                                   --Prov. xi.
  2. \Smart\, v. t.
    To cause a smart in. ``A goad that . . . smarts the flesh.''
    --T. Adams.
  3. \Smart\, n. [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.]
    1. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the
       pain from puncture by nettles. ``In pain's smart.''
    2. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart
       of affliction.
             To stand 'twixt us and our deserved smart. --Milton.
             Counsel mitigates the greatest smart. --Spenser.
    3. A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a
       dandy. [Slang] --Fielding.
    4. Smart money (see below). [Canf]
  4. \Smart\, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE.
    smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.]
    1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or
             How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience.
    2. Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
    3. Vigorous; sharp; severe. ``Smart skirmishes, in which many
       fell.'' --Clarendon.
    4. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly;
       active; sharp; clever. [Colloq.]
    5. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant. ``The stars shine
       smarter.'' --Dryden.
    6. Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or
       reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart
             Who, for the poor renown of being smart Would leave
             a sting within a brother's heart?     --Young.
             A sentence or two, . . . which I thought very smart.
    7. Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
    8. Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
    {Smart money}.
       (a) Money paid by a person to buy himself off from some
           unpleasant engagement or some painful situation.
       (b) (Mil.) Money allowed to soldiers or sailors, in the
           English service, for wounds and injures received;
           also, a sum paid by a recruit, previous to being sworn
           in, to procure his release from service.
       (c) (Law) Vindictive or exemplary damages; damages beyond
           a full compensation for the actual injury done.
           --Burrill. --Greenleaf.
    {Smart ticket}, a certificate given to wounded seamen,
       entitling them to smart money. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
    Syn: Pungent; poignant; sharp; tart; acute; quick; lively;
         brisk; witty; clever; keen; dashy; showy.
    Usage: {Smart}, {Clever}. Smart has been much used in New
           England to describe a person who is intelligent,
           vigorous, and active; as, a smart young fellow; a
           smart workman, etc., conciding very nearly with the
           English sense of clever. The nearest approach to this
           in England is in such expressions as, he was smart
           (pungent or witty) in his reply, etc.; but smart and
           smartness, when applied to persons, more commonly
           refer to dress; as, a smart appearance; a smart gown,
Computing Dictionary
  1. For ms-dos?

    [jargon file]

  2. 1. Said of a program that does the right thing in a wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs (yet - see ai-complete).

    Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).

    2. Incorporating some kind of digital electronics.