Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » C » Clematis Baldwinii ... Client

CLEVER

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does clever mean? 

CLEVER (adjective)
  The adjective CLEVER has 4 senses:

1. skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
2. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
3. mentally quick and resourceful
4. showing inventiveness and skill

  Familiarity information: CLEVER used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLEVER (adjective)


Sense 1clever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends

Synonyms:

adroit; clever; ingenious

Context examples:

cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician / came up with a clever story / an ingenious press agent / an ingenious scheme

Similar:

artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)


Sense 2clever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

Synonyms:

canny; cagy; cagey; clever

Context examples:

a cagey lawyer / too clever to be sound

Similar:

smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)


Sense 3clever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mentally quick and resourceful

Synonyms:

apt; clever

Context examples:

an apt pupil / you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold

Similar:

intelligent (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree)


Sense 4clever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing inventiveness and skill

Synonyms:

cunning; ingenious; clever

Context examples:

a clever gadget / the cunning maneuvers leading to his success / an ingenious solution to the problem

Similar:

adroit (quick or skillful or adept in action or thought)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"If you can't be good, be careful." (English proverb)

"First think, then speak" (Azerbaijani proverb)

"Example is better than precept." (Arabic proverb)

"One bird in your hand is better than ten on the roof." (Danish proverb)

 Related FAQs: 
» CLEVER

Page delivered in 0.0384 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: