The definition of clever is being smart or having the skills to do something well.(adjective)
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Origin: ME cliver, prob. < EFris klüfer or Norw dial klöver, ready, skillful; ? infl. by OE clifer, claw, hand, in the sense, “adroit with the hand”: for the latter sense development, see adroit, dexterous
See clever in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective clev·er·er, clev·er·est
Origin: Middle English cliver
Origin: ; akin to East Frisian klifer, klüfer; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.
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