Learner's definition of CLEVER
[also more clever; most clever]
intelligent and able to learn things quickly
A few clever [=smart, bright] students have started a business recycling old computers.
Some cats are clever enough to figure out how to operate doorknobs.
showing intelligent thinking
a clever design/invention
That's the cleverest idea I've heard yet!
She found a clever hiding place for the letter.
— often used in a joking or ironic way to describe a foolish idea, action, etc.
funny in a way that shows intelligence
talking in a rude way that is meant to show you are smart
good at doing things with your hands
— used in various negative expressions to suggest that someone is not feeling well
I'd had a few drinks and wasn't feeling very clever.
For someone who hasn't been feeling too clever lately, he just played a great round of golf.
too clever by half
chiefly British, informal
clever in a way that is annoying or that causes problems