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Wordnet 3.0


1. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others;
- Example: "a cagey lawyer"
- Example: "too clever to be sound"
[syn: cagey, cagy, canny, clever]

2. mentally quick and resourceful;
- Example: "an apt pupil"
- Example: "you are a clever reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
[syn: apt, clever]

3. showing inventiveness and skill;
- Example: "a clever gadget"
- Example: "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"
- Example: "an ingenious solution to the problem"
[syn: clever, cunning, ingenious]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clever \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 the mind).] 1. Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert. [1913 Webster] Though there were many clever men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there were only two great creative minds. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2. Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness. [1913 Webster] 'T would sound more clever To me and to my heirs forever. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. Well-shaped; handsome. "The girl was a tight, clever wench as any was." --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 5. Good-natured; obliging. [U. S.] Syn: See Smart. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

clever adj 1: showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound" [syn: cagey, cagy, canny, clever] 2: mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker [syn: apt, clever] 3: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem" [syn: clever, cunning, ingenious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "clever": Attic, Daedalian, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, able, acute, adept, adroit, agile, alert, all-around, amusing, apt, arch, artful, artistic, astute, authoritative, biting, brainy, bravura, bright, brilliant, cagey, canny, capable, clean, competent, coordinated, coruscating, crack, crackerjack, crafty, creative, cunning, cute, daedal, dazzling, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, deft, designing, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, discerning, docile, droll, educable, entertaining, excellent, expert, facetious, facile, fanciful, fancy, feline, formable, foxy, funny, gifted, good, goodish, graceful, guileful, handy, humorous, humorsome, imaginative, impressionable, ingenious, insidious, instructable, intelligent, inventive, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, knowing, laughable, magisterial, malleable, many-sided, masterful, masterly, moldable, mordant, motivated, neat, neat-handed, nimble, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, no mean, not born yesterday, original, pawky, perceptive, piquant, plastic, pleasing, pliable, pointed, politic, pretty, professional, proficient, prompt, pungent, qualified, quick, quick-thinking, quick-witted, quite some, racy, rapier-like, ready, receptive, resourceful, ripe for instruction, risible, sagacious, sage, salt, salty, scheming, schoolable, scintillating, serpentine, sharp, sharp-witted, shifty, shrewd, skilled, skillful, slick, slim, slippery, sly, smart, smooth, snaky, sneaky, some, sophistical, sparkling, sprightly, statesmanlike, stealthy, steel-trap, strategic, stylish, subtile, subtle, supple, susceptible, tactful, tactical, talented, teachable, the compleat, the complete, thirsty for knowledge, trainable, trickish, tricksy, tricky, versatile, virtuoso, vulpine, wary, well-considered, well-contrived, well-designed, well-done, well-invented, well-laid, well-planned, well-reasoned, well-thought-out, well-weighed, whimsical, wicked, willing, wily, wise, witty, workmanlike
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Clever, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1010 Housing Units (2000): 420 Land area (2000): 0.638569 sq. miles (1.653887 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.638569 sq. miles (1.653887 sq. km) FIPS code: 14788 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 37.028804 N, 93.470067 W ZIP Codes (1990): 65631 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Clever, MO Clever