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Definition of Clever
CleverClever Clev"er, a. [Origin uncertain. Cf. OE. cliver eager,
AS. clyfer (in comp.) cloven; or clifer a claw, perh.
connected with E. cleave to divide, split, the meaning of E.
clever perh. coming from the idea of grasping, seizing (with
1. Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity,
talent, or adroitness; expert.
Though there were many clever men in England during
the latter half of the seventeenth century, there
were only two great creative minds. --Macaulay.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
2. Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a
clever speech; a clever trick. --Byron.
3. Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.
``T would sound more clever To me and to my heirs
4. Well-shaped; handsome. ``The girl was a tight, clever
wench as any was.' --Arbuthnot.
5. Good-natured; obliging. [U. S.]
Syn: See Smart.
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