|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.
|2.||Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; |
|3.||Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.|
|Adj.||1.||clever - 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"|
|2.||clever - showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"|
|3.||clever - mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker|
|4.||clever - showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"|