smart


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
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   3. Vigorous; sharp; severe. "Smart skirmishes, in which many
      fell." --Clarendon.
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   4. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly;
      active; sharp; clever. [Colloq.]
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   5. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant. "The stars shine smarter."
      --Dryden.
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   6. Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or
      reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart
      saying.
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            Who, for the poor renown of being smart
            Would leave a sting within a brother's heart?
                                                  --Young.
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            A sentence or two, . . . which I thought very smart.
                                                  --Addison.
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   7. Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
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   8. Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
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   Smart money.
      (a) Money paid by a person to buy himself off from some
          unpleasant engagement or some painful situation.
      (b) (Mil.) Money allowed to soldiers or sailors, in the
          English service, for wounds and injures received;
          also, a sum paid by a recruit, previous to being sworn
          in, to procure his release from service.
      (c) (Law) Vindictive or exemplary damages; damages beyond
          a full compensation for the actual injury done.
          --Burrill. --Greenleaf.

   Smart ticket, a certificate given to wounded seamen,
      entitling them to smart money. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
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   Syn: Pungent; poignant; sharp; tart; acute; quick; lively;
        brisk; witty; clever; keen; dashy; showy.

   Usage: Smart, Clever. Smart has been much used in New
          England to describe a person who is intelligent,
          vigorous, and active; as, a smart young fellow; a
          smart workman, etc., conciding very nearly with the
          English sense of clever. The nearest approach to this
          in England is in such expressions as, he was smart
          (pungent or witty) in his reply, etc.; but smart and
          smartness, when applied to persons, more commonly
          refer to dress; as, a smart appearance; a smart gown,
          etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Smart \Smart\ (sm[aum]rt), 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[aum]rta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, OHG.
   smerzo, and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr.
   smerdno`s, smerdale`os, terrible, fearful, Skr. m[.r]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.
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   2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or
      grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil; as, the team
      is still smarting from its loss of the championship.
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            No creature smarts so little as a fool. --Pope.
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            He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
                                                  --Prov. xi.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Smart \Smart\, v. t.
   To cause a smart in. "A goad that . . . smarts the flesh."
   --T. Adams.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. "In pain's smart."
      --Chaucer.
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   2. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart
      of affliction.
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            To stand 'twixt us and our deserved smart. --Milton.
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            Counsel mitigates the greatest smart. --Spenser.
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   3. A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a
      dandy. [Slang] --Fielding.
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   4. Smart money (see below). [Canf]
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