From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmartsmart1 /smɑːt $ smɑːrt/ ●●● S2 W2 adjective (comparative smarter, superlative smartest) 1 intelligent especially American EnglishINTELLIGENT intelligent or sensible syn clever opp stupid The smart kids get good grades and go off to college. I was smart enough to wait for a week. His decision to become a director was a smart move (=sensible thing to do).2 disrespectfulINTELLIGENT trying to seem clever in a disrespectful way Don’t get smart with me, young man. He made some smart remark.3 neat British EnglishSMART/WELL-DRESSED a) a smart person is wearing neat attractive clothes and has a generally tidy appearance syn sharp American English opp scruffy You’re looking very smart. b) smart clothes, buildings etc are clean, tidy, and attractive syn sharp American English a smart black suit smart new offices4 fashionable British EnglishFASHIONABLE fashionable or used by fashionable people one of Bonn’s smartest restaurants5 technology smart machines, weapons, materials etc are controlled by computers and are designed to react in a suitable way depending on the situation → smart bomb smart weapons6 → the smart money is on somebody/something7 quickFAST/QUICK British English a smart movement is done quickly, especially with force a smart blow on the head She set off at a smart pace (=fairly fast). —smartly adverb a smartly dressed young man He turned smartly and walked away. —smartness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpussmart• The editor was slim, smart and dark-haired.• The new software system is really smart and it's much quicker to use too.• an atmosphere of smart elegance• Kelly wasn't sure if she was smart enough to go to law school.• It also might challenge and invite smart graduate students and other young professionals to choose public service over a corporate career.• Dressed in a smart, grey suit and black tie, the former Beatle looked very happy.• Quinn's a smart guy, but he talks too much.• Marvin gave me a smart kick under the table.• Smart machines and other appliances are operated via the Internet.• Perfect for when you are provoked into washing out a smart mouth with soap.• The waitresses were the smartest ones I'd ever seen.• The drake is smart rather than spectacular in appearance.• That's enough of your smart remarks for now.• That's a smart suit, Sam.• a smart suit• So you can be reassured that your chil-dren are smarter than Chicken Licken and her friends.• It is wonderful how quickly they learn and how smart they are.• You look really smart today, Chris. Have you got a job interview?• Here are a few tips every smart traveler should know.• The US used smart weapons in Iraq and Kosovo.smart move• Doing some research before an expensive trip is a smart move.• The marriage with Napster is a smart move.• The smart move is to proceed according to Mr Punch's exclusive eight-point plan, as follows ... 1.• It's the smart move, Rachel.• This was a smart move, Stella, real smart.• What is the smartest move you've ever made?get smart with• Address and form tricks Browsers are getting smarter with every release.looking ... smart• Sunday was the day for looking smart.• Although not quite running the place now, was in good spirits and still looking very smart in a collar and tie.• Glenn Close is looking smart, stylish and subdued.at a smart pace• After a few minutes one of the men detached himself from the group and walked after Fred at a smart pace.