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Definition of 'smart'


  1. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
       Synonyms: smarting smartness


  1. be the source of pain
       Synonyms: ache hurt


  1. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
       Antonyms: stupid
  2. elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"
       Synonyms: chic 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"
       Synonyms: bright
  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!"
       Synonyms: fresh impertinent impudent overbold 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"

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