Associations to the word «Smart»


SMART, verb. (intransitive) To hurt or sting.
SMART, verb. (transitive) To cause a smart or sting in.
SMART, verb. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
SMART, adjective. Causing sharp pain; stinging.
SMART, adjective. Sharp; keen; poignant.
SMART, adjective. Exhibiting social ability or cleverness.
SMART, adjective. Exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books.
SMART, adjective. (often in combination) Equipped with intelligent behaviour.
SMART, adjective. Good-looking.
SMART, adjective. Cleverly shrewd and humorous in a way that may be rude and disrespectful.
SMART, adjective. Sudden and intense.
SMART, adjective. (US) (Southern) (dated) Intense in feeling; painful. Used usually with the adverb intensifier right.
SMART, adjective. (archaic) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
SMART, adjective. (archaic) Pretentious; showy; spruce.
SMART, adjective. (archaic) Brisk; fresh.
SMART, noun. A sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting.
SMART, noun. Mental pain or suffering; grief; affliction.
SMART, noun. Smart-money.
SMART, noun. (slang) (dated) A dandy; one who is smart in dress; one who is brisk, vivacious, or clever.
SMART, proper noun. A surname​.
SMART ALEC, noun. Alternative spelling of smart aleck
SMART ALECK, noun. One who is given to obnoxious or insolent humor; a wise guy.
SMART ALECK, noun. One who is pretentious about their own cleverness or knowledge; a know-it-all.
SMART ALECK, noun. One who is obnoxiously self-assured; a show off.
SMART ALECK, noun. (rare) A well-dressed person.
SMART ALECKS, noun. Plural of smart aleck
SMART ARSE, noun. (idiomatic) One who is particularly flippant or insolent or tends to make snide remarks or jokes.
SMART ARSES, noun. Plural of smart arse
SMART AS A WHIP, adjective. (simile) Very smart (very intelligent)
SMART ASS, noun. (slang) A person regarded with an obnoxiously determined advancement of one's own personality, wishes, or views.
SMART ASSES, noun. Plural of smart ass
SMART BAND, noun. Mobile device worn on the wrist, often with a display and that can control a smartphone; it can be used for fitness.
SMART BOMB, noun. A kind of guided missile.
SMART BOMB, noun. (military aviation) a guided air-dropped bomb
SMART BOMB, noun. (video games) A weapon that damages or kills all enemies within a large area.
SMART BOMBS, noun. Plural of smart bomb
SMART CARD, noun. A plastic card that has information stored on a computer chip.
SMART CARDS, noun. Plural of smart card
SMART CASUAL, adjective. (of a style of dress) informal yet smart enough for a particular situation
SMART CASUAL, noun. Such a style
SMART CHANCE, adjective. A substantial quantity of something.
SMART COOKIE, noun. (informal) An individual regarded as clever, astute, or judicious.
SMART COOKIES, noun. Plural of smart cookie
SMART DUST, noun. Alternative spelling of smartdust
SMART GRID, noun. A computerized electrical grid which gathers and analyzes information from users to determine the most efficient and reliable operation of electricity distribution
SMART MONEY, noun. Experienced, well-informed investors, gamblers etc considered as a group
SMART MONEY, noun. The money invested or bet by such people; by extension, the opinions of such people
SMART MONEY, noun. Money paid by a person to buy himself off from some unpleasant engagement or some painful situation.
SMART MONEY, noun. (military) (historical) Money allowed to soldiers or sailors, in the English service, for wounds and injuries received; also, a sum paid by a recruit, previous to being sworn in, to procure his release from service.
SMART MONEY, noun. (legal) Vindictive or exemplary damages; damages beyond a full compensation for the actual injury done.
SMART OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To show disrespect verbally.
SMART PHONE, noun. Alternative form of smartphone
SMART PHONES, noun. Plural of smart phone
SMART QUOTES, noun. (computing) (typography) curly quotes automatically inserted into text as a replacement for the original straight quotes
SMART TICKET, noun. (UK) (historical) A certificate given to wounded seamen, entitling them to smart money.

Dictionary definition

SMART, noun. A kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore.
SMART, verb. Be the source of pain.
SMART, adjective. Showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness.
SMART, adjective. Elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut".
SMART, adjective. Characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average".
SMART, adjective. 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!".
SMART, adjective. Painfully severe; "he gave the dog a smart blow".
SMART, adjective. Quick and brisk; "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace".
SMART, adjective. Capable of independent and apparently intelligent action; "smart weapons".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain