clever clever  /ˈklɛ vər/


  1. (adj) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
  2. (adj) mentally quick and resourceful
  3. (adj) showing inventiveness and skill



  1. Data behind calls, e-mails reveal much

    The general's mistress thought she was being clever by using anonymous e-mail accounts and sending messages using hotel WiFi networks. But metadata -- in this case the Internet protocol addresses pointing to network locations -- gave her away.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Microsoft Waits to Fix Your Software Bugs So the NSA Can Use Them First

    In a move as fiendishly clever as it is galling, Microsoft tells the U.S. government about bugs in its notoriously buggy software before it fixes them so that intelligence agencies can use the vulnerabilities for the purposes of cyberspying. "That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists or military foes," sources tell Bloomberg's Michael ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Clever Uses for Facebook Graph Search

    It's been several months since Facebook introduced Graph Search , and if you have it, you may be wondering what it's good for. The short answer: A lot of things! Here are some clever ways to make use of Graph Search if you already have it, and some reasons to sign up to get it if you don't have it already. Read more...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. "I have made it clear that we need sustainable growth, and that growth and clever austerity measures don't have to be contradictions," she added.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Angela Merkel Source: RIA Novosti

  2. "I had to let the punches go as the fight wore on," Calzaghe said. "He was very defensive. I was only hurt one time, but he never caught me with a clean punch. It was the toughest fight of my career. He's very clever. I'm very proud."
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: Joe Calzaghe Source: 940 News

  3. "It is sort of giving us the opportunity to talk to them, but not giving us the opportunity to get to the bottom of what really happened here," said Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat. "In that way, it is a pretty clever proposal."
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: ABC News

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