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SMART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smart mean? 

SMART (noun)
  The noun SMART has 1 sense:

1. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

  Familiarity information: SMART used as a noun is very rare.


SMART (adjective)
  The adjective SMART has 7 senses:

1. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
2. elegant and stylish
3. characterized by quickness and ease in learning
4. improperly forward or bold
5. painfully severe
6. quick and brisk
7. capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

  Familiarity information: SMART used as an adjective is common.


SMART (verb)
  The verb SMART has 1 sense:

1. be the source of pain

  Familiarity information: SMART used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMART (noun)


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Meaning:

A kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

smart; smarting; smartness

Hypernyms ("smart" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)


SMART (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

Similar:

street smart; streetwise; with-it (having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment)

cagey; cagy; canny; clever (showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others)

astute; sharp; shrewd (marked by practical hardheaded intelligence)

Also:

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

Antonym:

stupid (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity)


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Meaning:

Elegant and stylish

Synonyms:

voguish; chic; smart

Context examples:

chic elegance / a smart new dress / a suit of voguish cut

Similar:

fashionable; stylish (having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress)


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Meaning:

Characterized by quickness and ease in learning

Synonyms:

bright; smart

Context examples:

some children are brighter in one subject than another / smart children talk earlier than the average

Similar:

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


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Meaning:

Improperly forward or bold

Synonyms:

sassy; overbold; impudent; saucy; impertinent; smart; wise; fresh

Context examples:

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!

Similar:

forward (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty)


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Meaning:

Painfully severe

Context example:

he gave the dog a smart blow

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


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Meaning:

Quick and brisk

Context examples:

I gave him a smart salute / we walked at a smart pace

Similar:

fast (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly)


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Meaning:

Capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

Context example:

smart weapons

Similar:

automatic (operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control)


SMART (verb)


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Meaning:

Be the source of pain

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

hurt; smart; ache

Hypernyms (to "smart" is one way to...):

cause to be perceived (have perceptible qualities)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "smart"):

bite; burn; sting (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort)

burn (feel hot or painful)

itch (have or perceive an itch)

hunger (feel the need to eat)

thirst (feel the need to drink)

act up (make itself felt as a recurring pain)

throb (pulsate or pound with abnormal force)

shoot (cause a sharp and sudden pain in)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody's (body part) ----s

Sentence example:

Did his feet smart?


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