Townsend said smart will appear “when there are missing children or missing-person cases in the news.”
Regardless of the mixed reviews, Sailors reflects on her decision as a smart move.
These manifest as “smart” mouth guards and peel-and-stick sensors.
Of course not—smart employers will recognize the value in personal brand extension, and encourage it.
Thirty-five years later, you don't see anyone who thinks that was a smart move.
smart was a sheep-dog that belonged to a Mr. Scott, who lived in Scotland.
The men gave a glance at the sky, and set forth at a smart pace.
Now, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if that smart old cat has been watching me, and saw when I went off some time ago.
Coady was too smart for him, and pulled him down off the wall and secured him.
Garrity saw the act, and he took the smart chap by his coat collar and shook him as a terrier would a rat.
Old English smeortan "be painful," from Proto-Germanic *smarta- (cf. Middle Dutch smerten, Dutch smarten, Old High German smerzan, German schmerzen "to pain," originally "to bite"), from PIE *smerd- "pain," an extension of the root *mer- (2) "to rub; to harm" (cf. Greek smerdnos "terrible, dreadful," Sanskrit mardayati "grinds, rubs, crushes," Latin mordere "to bite"). Related: Smarted; smarting.
late Old English smeart "painful, severe, stinging; causing a sharp pain," related to smeortan (see smart (v.)). Meaning "executed with force and vigor" is from c.1300. Meaning "quick, active, clever" is attested from c.1300, from the notion of "cutting" wit, words, etc., or else "keen in bargaining." Meaning "trim in attire" first attested 1718, "ascending from the kitchen to the drawing-room c.1880" [Weekley]. For sense evolution, cf. sharp (adj.).
In reference to devices, the sense of "behaving as though guided by intelligence" (e.g. smart bomb) first attested 1972. Smarts "good sense, intelligence," is first recorded 1968. Smart cookie is from 1948.
"sharp pain," c.1200, from sharp (adj.). Cf. cognate Middle Dutch smerte, Dutch smart, Old High German smerzo, German Schmerz "pain."
[the first sense was revived in the 1880s and much reprehended]
Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).