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. Byron.
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." Arbuthnot.
5. Good-natured; obliging. [U. S.]
Syn. -- See Smart.