From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- mentally sharp or bright, witty; possessing quick or able intelligence
- nimble with hands or body
- 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.
- superficially skillful, resourceful
- showing inventiveness or originality