Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Smickering noun Amorous glance or inclination. [ Obsolete] "A smickering to our young lady." Dryden.
Smicket noun [ Dim. of smock .] A woman's under-garment; a smock. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Johnson.
Smickly adverb Smugly; finically. [ Obsolete] Ford.
[ See Smithy
.] A smithy.
[ Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Smift noun A match for firing a charge of powder, as in blasting; a fuse.
Smight transitive verb To smite. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ Confer French similacine
. See Smilax
.] (Chemistry) See Parrilin .
Smilax noun [ Latin , bindweed, Greek ..........] (Botany) (a) A genus of perennial climbing plants, usually with a prickly woody stem; green brier, or cat brier. The rootstocks of certain species are the source of the medicine called sarsaparilla. (b) A delicate trailing plant ( Myrsiphyllum asparagoides ) much used for decoration. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.
(smīl) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Smiled
(smīld); present participle & verbal noun Smiling
.] [ Middle English smilen
; akin to Danish smile
, Swedish smila
, Middle High German smielen
, Latin mirari
to wonder at, Sanskrit smi
to smile; and probably to English smicker
. √173. Confer Admire
.] 1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not. Shak.
She smiled to see the doughty hero slain. Pope.
When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled . Byron. 2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
'T was what I said to Craggs and Child, Pope. 3. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
Who praised my modesty, and smiled .
The desert smiled , Pope. 4. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on ; as, to smile on one's labors.
And paradise was opened in the wild.
Smile transitive verb 1. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors. 2. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
And sharply smile prevailing folly dead. Young.
[ CF. Danish smiil
, Swedish smil
. See Smile
, intransitive verb
] 1. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown .
Sweet intercourse Milton. 2. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile . 3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
Of looks and smiles : for smiles from reason flow.
of heaven." Shak. 4. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
The brightness of their [ the flowers'] smile was gone. Bryant.
Smileless adjective Not having a smile.
Smiler noun One who smiles. Tennyson.
Smilet noun A little smile.
Those happy smilets Shak.
That played on her ripe lip.
Smilingly adverb In a smiling manner. Shak.
Smilingness noun Quality or state of being smiling.
And made despair a smilingness assume. Byron.
[ Greek ......... a carving knife + ........., ........., tooth.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of saber-toothed tigers. See Mach...rodus .
Smilt intransitive verb To melt. [ Obsolete] Mortimer.
[ Greek ......... a mouse + ......... tail.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous small species of springtails, of the family Sminthuridæ , -- usually found on flowers. See Illust. under Collembola .
Smirch transitive verb
[ From the root of smear
.] To smear with something which stains, or makes dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully.
I'll . . . with a kind of umber smirch my face. Shak.
Smirch noun A smutch; a dirty stain.
Smirk intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Smirked
; present participle & verbal noun Smirking
.] [ Middle English smirken
, ASS. smercian
; confer Middle High German smieren
, to smile. See Smile
, intransitive verb
] To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.
Smirk noun A forced or affected smile; a simper.
The bride, all smirk and blush, had just entered. Sir W. Scott.
Smirk adjective Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering. "So smirk , so smooth." Spenser.
Smirkingly adverb With smirking; with a smirk.
Smirky adjective Smirk; smirking.
rare imperfect & past participle of Smite . Spenser.
Smit with the beauty of so fair a scene. Cowper.
obsolete 3d. pers. sing. present of Smite . Chaucer.
(smīt) transitive verb
[ imperfect Smote
(smōt), rarely Smit
(smĭt); past participle Smitten
(smĭt"t'n), rarely Smit
, or Smote
; present participle & verbal noun Smiting
(smīt"ĭng).] [ Anglo-Saxon smītan
to smite, to soil, pollute; akin to OFries. smīta
to smite, LG. smiten
, Dutch smijten
, German schmeissen
, Old High German smīzan
to smear, stroke, OSw. & dial. Swedish smita
to smite, Danish smide
to throw, Goth. bi smeitan
, to anoint, besmear; confer Sanskrit mēd
to be fat. The original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Confer Smut
.] 1. To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone.
Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matt. v. 39.
And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead. 1 Sam. xvii. 49. 2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.
Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. Ezek. xxi. 14.
Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. 1 Sam. xix. 10. 3. To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument. 4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war. 5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.
The flax and the barly was smitten . Ex. ix. 31. 6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him. Wake. 7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
The charms that smite the simple heart. Pope.
Smit with the love of sister arts we came. Pope. To smite off
, to cut off.
-- To smite out
, to knock out, as a tooth. Exod. xxi. 27.
-- To smite with the tongue
, to reproach or upbraid; to revile.
[ Obsolete] Jer. xviii. 18.
Smite intransitive verb To strike; to collide; to beat.
The heart melteth, and the knees smite together. Nah. ii. 10.
Smite noun The act of smiting; a blow.
(smīt"ẽr) noun One who smites.
I give my back to the smiters . Isa. l. 6.
[ Anglo-Saxon smið
; akin to Dutch smid
, German schmied
, Old High German smid
, Icelandic smiðr
, Dan. & Swedish smed
, Goth. smiþa
(in comp.); confer Greek smi`lh
a sort of knife, sminy`h
a hoe, mattock.] 1. One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a black smith , gold smith , silver smith , and the like. Piers Plowman.
Nor yet the smith hath learned to form a sword. Tate. 2. One who makes or effects anything.
[ R.] Dryden.
Smith transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon smiðian
. See Smith
] To beat into shape; to forge.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
What smith that any [ weapon] smitheth . Piers Plowman.
Smithcraft (-krȧft`) noun The art or occupation of a smith; smithing. [ R.] Sir W. Raleigh.
(smĭ&thlig;"ẽr) noun 1. Light, fine rain.
[ Prov. Eng.] 2. plural Fragments; atoms; finders.
[ Prov. Eng.]
Smash the bottle to smithers . Tennyson.
Smithereens (smĭ&thlig;`ẽr*ēnz") noun plural Fragments; atoms; smithers. [ Colloq.] W. Black.
; plural -ies
(-ĭz). 1. The workshop of a smith; a smithy or stithy. 2. Work done by a smith; smithing.
The din of all his smithery may some time or other possibly wake this noble duke. Burke.
Smithing noun The act or art of working or forging metals, as iron, into any desired shape. Moxon.
Smithsonian (-sō"nĭ* a n) adjective Of or pertaining to the Englishman J. Latin M. Smithson , or to the national institution of learning which he endowed at Washington, D. C.; as, the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Reports. -- noun The Smithsonian Institution.
[ See Smithsonian
.] (Min.) Native zinc carbonate. It generally occurs in stalactitic, reniform, or botryoidal shapes, of a white to gray, green, or brown color. See Note under Calamine .
[ Anglo-Saxon smiððe
, from smið
; akin to Dutch smidse
, Old High German smitta
, German schmiede
, Icelandic smiðja
. See Smith
] The workshop of a smith, esp. a blacksmith; a smithery; a stithy.
[ Written also smiddy
Under a spreading chestnut tree Longfellow.
The village smithy stands.
[ CF. German schmitz
a stain, schmitzen
besmear. See Smite
, transitive verb
] Fine clay or ocher made up into balls, used for marking sheep.
[ Eng.] Woodward.
(smĭt"t'n), past participle of Smite .
(-t'l) transitive verb
[ Freq. from Middle English smitten
to befoul. See Smite
, transitive verb
] To infect.
[ Prov. Eng.]
Smittle noun Infection. [ Pov. Eng.] Wright.
Smittle (smĭt"t'l), Smit"tlish (- tlĭsh) adjective Infectious; catching. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.] H. Kingsley.
[ Anglo-Saxon smocc
; akin to Old High German smocho
, Icelandic smokkr
, and from the root of Anglo-Saxon smūgan
to creep, akin to German schmiegen
to cling to, press close, Middle High German smiegen
, Icelandic smjūga
to creep through, to put on a garment which has a hole to put the head through; confer Lithuanian smukti
to glide. Confer Smug
.] 1. A woman's under- garment; a shift; a chemise.
In her smock , with head and foot all bare. Chaucer. 2. A blouse; a smoock frock. Carlyle.
Smock adjective Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. Smock mill , a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill , whose whole building turns on a post. -- Smock race , a race run by women for the prize of a smock. [ Prov. Eng.]
Smock transitive verb To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock. Tennyson.