Definition of Clever in English :

Define Clever in English

Clever meaning in English

Meaning of Clever in English

Pronunciation of Clever in English

Clever pronunciation in English

Pronounce Clever in English


see synonyms of clever


1. cagey, cagy, canny, clever

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

Example Sentences:
'a cagey lawyer'
'too clever to be sound'

2. apt, clever

mentally quick and resourceful

Example Sentences:
'an apt pupil'
'you are a clever reason well and your wit is bold'

3. clever, cunning, ingenious

showing inventiveness and skill

Example Sentences:
'a clever gadget'
'the cunning maneuvers leading to his success'
'an ingenious solution to the problem'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of clever
displaying sharp intelligence or mental alertness
adroit or dexterous, esp with the hands
smart in a superficial way
4. British informal
sly; cunning
5. (predicative; used with a negative) dialect
healthy; fit

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of clever
skillful in doing something; adroit; dexterous
quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, ingenious, quick-witted, witty, facile, etc.
showing ingenuity or quick, sometimes superficial, intelligence
a clever book
4.  Dialectal
amiable; good-natured
handsome, convenient, nice, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of clever
adj. clev·er·er, clev·er·est
a. Mentally quick and original; bright: a clever student.
b. Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands: a clever carpenter.
c. Crafty; cunning: "a hard-working kid who rose from poverty, only to be duped by rich, clever bankers" (Jeff Goodell).
a. Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful: a clever experiment.
b. Witty; amusing: an evening of clever repartee.
c. Characterized by cunning or shrewdness: clever manipulation of public opinion.
3. New England Easily managed; docile: "Oxen must be pretty clever to be bossed around the way they are" (Dialect Notes).
4. Chiefly Southern US Good-natured; amiable.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.