Pronunciation: (klev'ur), [key]
—adj., -er, -est.
1. mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
2. superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction; facile: It was an amusing, clever play, but of no lasting value.
3. showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious: His clever device was the first to solve the problem.
4. adroit with the hands or body; dexterous or nimble.
5. Older Use.
a. suitable; convenient; satisfactory.
d. in good health.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.