Cleaver vs. Clever

Cleaver vs. Clever — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cleaver and Clever

Cleavernoun

A squarish, heavy knife used by butchers for hacking through bones, etc.

Cleveradjective

Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.

Cleavernoun

A type of clave, or rhythm stick, a concussive musical instrument used in traditional Bahamian music.

Cleveradjective

Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.

clever like a fox

Cleavernoun

(metaphoric) The act of eliminating someone or something, especially when done by someone with a history of other eliminations; a dismissal, rejection, or removal.

Cleveradjective

Smart, intelligent, or witty; mentally quick or sharp.

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Cleavernoun

a butcher's knife having a large square blade

Cleveradjective

Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.

Cleveradjective

Possessing magical abilities.

Cleveradjective

(obsolete) Fit; suitable; having propriety.

Cleveradjective

(obsolete) Well-shaped; handsome.

Cleveradjective

Good-natured; obliging.

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Cleveradjective

Fit and healthy; free from fatigue or illness.

Cleveradjective

skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends;

cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politiciancame up with a clever storyan ingenious press agentan ingenious scheme

Cleveradjective

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others;

a cagey lawyertoo clever to be sound

Cleveradjective

mentally quick and resourceful;

an apt pupilyou are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold

Cleveradjective

showing inventiveness and skill;

a clever gadgetthe cunning maneuvers leading to his successan ingenious solution to the problem