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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 clev·er /ˈklɛvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clev·er a.
 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.   --C. Kingsley.
 2. Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick.
 3. Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.
 'T would sound more clever
 To me and to my heirs forever.   --Swift.
 4. Well-shaped; handsome. “The girl was a tight, clever wench as any was.”
 5. Good-natured; obliging. [U. S.]
 Syn: -- See Smart.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool
             prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick
             perception of what is possible--these distinguish an
             adroit politician"; "came up with a clever story"; "an
             ingenious press agent"; "an ingenious scheme" [syn: adroit,
      2: showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others;
         "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound" [syn: cagey,
         cagy, canny]
      3: mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a
         clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram
         Stoker [syn: apt]
      4: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the
         cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious
         solution to the problem" [syn: cunning, ingenious]