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English Dictionary: smart by the DICT Development Group
8 results for smart
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
smart
adj
  1. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
    Antonym(s): stupid
  2. elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"
    Synonym(s): chic, smart, 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"
    Synonym(s): bright, smart
  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"; "Don't get wise with me!"
    Synonym(s): fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise
  5. painfully severe; "he gave the dog a smart blow"
  6. quick and brisk; "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"
  7. capable of independent and apparently intelligent action; "smart weapons"
n
  1. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    Synonym(s): smart, smarting, smartness
v
  1. be the source of pain
    Synonym(s): ache, smart, hurt
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smart \Smart\, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE.
      smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.]
      1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or
            taste.
  
                     How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
  
      3. Vigorous; sharp; severe. [bd]Smart skirmishes, in which
            many fell.[b8] --Clarendon.
  
      4. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly;
            active; sharp; clever. [Colloq.]
  
      5. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant. [bd]The stars shine
            smarter.[b8] --Dryden.
  
      6. 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?      --Young.
  
                     A sentence or two, . . . which I thought very smart.
                                                                              --Addison.
  
      7. Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smart \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[84]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.
                                                                              15.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smart \Smart\, v. t.
      To cause a smart in. [bd]A goad that . . . smarts the
      flesh.[b8] --T. Adams.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smart \Smart\, n. [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.]
      1. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the
            pain from puncture by nettles. [bd]In pain's smart.[b8]
            --Chaucer.
  
      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]

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   smart adj.   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}).
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   SMART
  
      For {MS-DOS}?
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   smart
  
      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.
  
      (1995-03-28)
  
  
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