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smart (stylish)

Definition:

elegant and stylish

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

smartness

Derivative:

smartly

Comparative:

smarter

Superlative:

smartest

Similar to:

stylish

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a smart new dress

Synonyms:

chic | voguish | nobby [Britain, informal]

Etymology:

[verb] Old English smeortan "be painful", from West Germanic ... | [adjective]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of smart...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

chic | modishness [synonym, sense-specific] | chicly [adverb, derived]

(especially of fashionable clothes, women, etc) stylish or elegant | stylishness, especially in dress; modishness; fashionable good taste | any of ... (19 of 482 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chic

Merriam-Webster:

chic [entry 1, noun] | style [synonym, sense-specific] | buzz [synonym, sense-specific] | fad [synonym, sense-specific] | craze [synonym, sense-specific] | dernier cri [synonym, sense-specific] | enthusiasm [synonym, sense-specific] | fashion [synonym, sense-specific] | flavor [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner; "style" | a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with a fashionable ... (21 of 160 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chic

chic [entry 2, adjective] | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | smart [synonym, sense-specific] | à la mode [synonym, sense-specific] | au courant [synonym, sense-specific] | stylish [synonym, sense-specific] | cool [slang, synonym, sense-specific] | exclusive [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

cleverly stylish; "smart" | currently fashionable (5 of 182 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chic show=1

Wikipedia:

Chic [disambiguation]

may refer to: Chic (style), meaning "stylish" or "smart", an element of fashion List of chics | Chic Young (1901 - 1973), the cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Blondie. | Chic (band), an American music group popular in the disco era Chic... (42 of 159 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chic

American Heritage Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | chicly [adverb, related] | chicness [noun, related]

Conforming to the current fashion; stylish | Adopting or setting current fashions and styles; sophisticated | The quality or state of being stylish; ... (21 of 71 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

Oxford Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | chicly [derived] | chicness [derived]

elegantly and stylishly fashionable | stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind (12 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chic

Wiktionary:

chic | chics [plural] | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | stylish [synonym, sense-specific] | style [synonym, sense-specific] | elegant [synonym, sense-specific]

stylish; elegant | Good form; style. (5 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

fashionable and attractive in style (5 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic

chic [uncountable, noun]

an attractive fashionable style that people admire (7 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic 6

Random House Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

attractive and fashionable; stylish. | style and elegance, especially in dress. | stylishness; modishness. (12 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chic

New World Dictionary:

chic

smart elegance of style and manner: said especially of women or their clothes | stylish in a smart, pleasing way (19 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

Cambridge Dictionary:

chic

stylish and fashionable (3 of 27 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chic

Encarta Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

stylish and elegant | fashionable style and elegance (7 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596635​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

smart

Origin: [verb] Old English smeortan "be painful", from West Germanic ... | [adjective] late Old English smeart "sharp, severe, stinging", related to ... (20 of 136 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=smart

Wiktionary:

smart | smarts [plural] | smarted [past tense] | smort [obsolete, past tense] | smorten [obsolete, past participle] | smarting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English smerten, from Old English smeortan ("to smart"), from Proto-Germanic *smertaną ("to... | Middle English smart, smarte, smerte, from Old English smeart ("smarting, smart, painful"),... (25 of 93 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smart

Oxford Dictionary:

smart | as | smarts

Origin: Old English smeortan (verb), of West Germanic origin; related to German schmerzen; the adjective is related to the verb, the original ... (21 of 48 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/smart

New World Dictionary:

smart

Origin: Middle English smerten from Old English smeortan, akin to ... | Middle English smerte from base of verb | Middle English ... (19 of 48 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smart

Collins Dictionary:

smart | Smart

Origin: Old English smeortan; related to Old High German smerzan, Latin mordēre to bite, Greek smerdnos terrible

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smart

American Heritage Dictionary:

smart | smarted [past tense] | smarting [present participle] | smarts [3rd-person singular present] | smarter [comparative] | smartest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English, stinging, keen, alert, from Old English smeart, causing pain.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smart

Merriam-Webster:

smart [entry 1, adjective]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English smert causing pain, from Old English smeart; akin to Old English smeortan

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/smart

smart [entry 2, verb]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English smerten, from Old English smeortan; akin to Old High German smerzan to pain

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/smart show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

smart | smarts [plural] | smarted [past tense] | smarting [present participle] | smarter [comparative] | smartest [superlative]

Origin: Old English smeortan "be painful" origin ?

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702024​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

smart | smarts [plural] | smarted [past tense] | smort [obsolete, past tense] | smorten [obsolete, past participle] | smarting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smart"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smart

Collins Dictionary:

smart | Smart

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smart"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smart

Macmillan American Dictionary:

smart [adjective] | smarter [comparative] | smartest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smart"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/smart

smart [intransitive, verb] | smarted [past tense] | smarting [present participle] | smarts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smart"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/smart 26

smart [singular, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smart"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/smart 34

Macmillan British Dictionary:

smart | smarter [comparative] | smartest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "smart"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/smart

smart [intransitive, verb] | smarted [past tense] | smarting [present participle] | smarts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "smart"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/smart 26

smart [singular, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "smart"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/smart 34

Cambridge Dictionary:

smart [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "smart"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "smart"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/smart 1

the Free Dictionary:

smart

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "smart"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "smart"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "smart" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/smart

Google Dictionary:

smart | smarted [past tense] | smarting [present participle] | smarts [3rd-person singular present] | smarter [comparative] | smartest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "smart"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=smart

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

smart

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smart"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=smart​001 word=smart

YourDictionary Audio:

smart

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smart" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smart

freedictionary.org:

Smart

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Smart" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=smart

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