Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Smock frock A coarse frock, or shirt, worn over the other dress, as by farm laborers. Macaulay.
Smock-faced adjective Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish. Fenton.
Smockless adjective Wanting a smock. Chaucer.
Smokable adjective Capable of being smoked; suitable or ready to be smoked; as, smokable tobacco.
Smoke noun [ Anglo-Saxon smoca , from smeócan to smoke; akin to LG. & Dutch smook smoke, Danish smög , German schmauch , and perhaps to Greek ......... to burn in a smoldering fire; confer Lithuanian smaugti to choke.] Smoke arch , the smoke box of a locomotive. -- Smoke ball (Mil.) , a ball or case containing a composition which, when it burns, sends forth thick smoke. -- Smoke black , lampblack. [ Obsolete] -- Smoke board , a board suspended before a fireplace to prevent the smoke from coming out into the room. -- Smoke box , a chamber in a boiler, where the smoke, etc., from the furnace is collected before going out at the chimney. -- Smoke sail (Nautical) , a small sail in the lee of the galley stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on deck. -- Smoke tree (Botany) , a shrub ( Rhus Cotinus ) in which the flowers are mostly abortive and the panicles transformed into tangles of plumose pedicels looking like wreaths of smoke. -- To end in smoke , to burned; hence, to be destroyed or ruined; figuratively, to come to nothing. Syn. -- Fume; reek; vapor.
1. The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like. » The gases of hydrocarbons, raised to a red heat or thereabouts, without a mixture of air enough to produce combustion, disengage their carbon in a fine powder, forming smoke . The disengaged carbon when deposited on solid bodies is soot . 2. That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist. 3. Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk. Shak. 4. The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke . [ Colloq.] » Smoke is sometimes joined with other word. forming self-explaining compounds; as, smoke -consuming, smoke - dried, smoke -stained, etc.
Smoke intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Smoked
; present participle & vb noun Smoking
.] [ Anglo-Saxon smocian
; akin to Dutch smoken
, German schmauchen
, Danish smöge
. See Smoke
] 1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.
Hard by a cottage chimney smokes . Milton. 2. Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.
The anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke agains. that man. Deut. xxix. 20. 3. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
Proud of his steeds, he smokes along the field. Dryden. 4. To draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner. 5. To suffer severely; to be punished.
Some of you shall smoke for it in Rome. Shak.
Smoke transitive verb 1. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation. 2. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.
the temple." Chaucer. 3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
I alone Chapman.
Smoked his true person, talked with him.
He was first smoked by the old Lord Lafeu. Shak.
Upon that . . . I began to smoke that they were a parcel of mummers. Addison. 4. To ridicule to the face; to quiz.
[ Old Slang] 5. To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar. 6. To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; -- often with out ; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.
Smoke-dry transitive verb To dry by or in smoke.
Smokehouse noun A building where meat or fish is cured by subjecting it to a dense smoke.
Smokejack noun A contrivance for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney.
Smokeless adjective Making or having no smoke. " Smokeless towers." Pope.
Smokeless powder A high-explosive gunpowder whose explosion produces little, if any, smoke.
1. One who dries or preserves by smoke. 2. One who smokes tobacco or the like. 3. A smoking car or compartment. [ U. S.]
Smoker noun A gathering for smoking and social intercourse.
That evening A Company had a " smoker " in one of the disused huts of Shorncliffe Camp. Strand Mag.
Smokestack noun A chimney; esp., a pipe serving as a chimney, as the pipe which carries off the smoke of a locomotive, the funnel of a steam vessel, etc.
Smokily adverb In a smoky manner.
Smokiness noun The quality or state of being smoky.
Smoking adjective & noun from Smoke . Smoking bean (Botany)
, the long pod of the catalpa, or Indian-bean tree, often smoked by boys as a substitute for cigars.
-- Smoking car
, a railway car carriage reserved for the use of passengers who smoke tobacco.
[ Compar. Smokier
; superl. Smokiest
.] 1. Emitting smoke, esp. in large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires. 2. Having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog.
"Unlustrous as the smoky
light." Shak. 3. Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere. 4. Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house. 5. Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells. 6. Suspicious; open to suspicion.
[ Obsolete] Foote. Smoky quartz (Min.)
, a variety of quartz crystal of a pale to dark smoky-brown color. See Quartz .
Smolder, Smoulder intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Smoldered
; present participle & verbal noun Smoldering
.] [ Middle English smolderen
; confer Prov. German smölen
, Dutch smeulen
. Confer Smell
.] 1. To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow and supressed combustion.
The smoldering dust did round about him smoke. Spenser. 2. To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity; to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud.
Smolder, Smoulder transitive verb To smother; to suffocate; to choke. [ Obsolete] Holinshed. Palsgrave.
Smolder, Smoulder noun Smoke; smother.
The smolder stops our nose with stench. Gascoigne.
Smoldering, Smouldering adjective Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not dead.
Some evil chance Tennyson.
Will make the smoldering scandal break and blaze.
Smolderingness, Smoulderingness noun The state of smoldering.
Smoldry, Smouldry adjective Smoldering; suffocating; smothery.
A flaming fire ymixt with smoldry smoke. Spenser.
Smolt noun (Zoology) A young salmon two or three years old, when it has acquired its silvery color.
Smooch transitive verb See Smutch .
Smoor transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon smorian
; akin to D. & LG. smoren
, German schmoren
to stew. Confer Smother
.] To suffocate or smother.
[ Written also smore
.] [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir T. More. Burns.
[ Compar. Smoother
(-ẽr); superl. Smoothest
.] [ Middle English smothe
, Anglo-Saxon smēðe
, where ē, œ, come from an older ō; confer LG. smöde
; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain. Chaucer.
The outlines must be smooth , imperceptible to the touch, and even, without eminence or cavities. Dryden. 2. Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair. 3. Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream. 4. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
The only smooth poet of those times. Milton.
Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join Pope.
The varying verse, the full-resounding line.
When sage Minerva rose, Gay. 5. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows.
This smooth discourse and mild behavior oft Addison. 6. (Mech. & Physics) Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
Conceal a traitor.
is often used in the formation of selfexplaining compounds; as, smooth
- browed, smooth
- finished, smooth
- leaved, smooth
- woven, and the like. Syn.
-- Even; plain; level; flat; polished; glossy; sleek; soft; bland; mild; soothing; voluble; flattering; adulatory; deceptive.
Smooth adverb Smoothly. Chaucer.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. Shak.
1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths. Thackeray. 2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. "The smooth of his neck." Gen. xxvii. 16.
Smooth transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Smoothed
(smōthd); present participle & verbal noun Smoothing
.] [ Middle English smothen
, Anglo-Saxon smēðian
; confer LG. smöden
. See Smooth
] To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.
Specifically: -- (a) To free from obstruction; to make easy.
Thou, Abelard! the last sad office pay, Pope. (b) To free from harshness; to make flowing.
And smooth my passage to the realms of day.
In their motions harmony divine Milton. (c) To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault. (d) To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
So smooths her charming tones that God's own ear
Each perturbation smoothed with outward calm. Milton. (e) To ease; to regulate. Dryden.
Smooth intransitive verb To flatter; to use blandishment.
Because I can not flatter and speak fair, Shak.
Smile in men's faces, smooth , deceive and cog.
Smooth-chinned adjective Having a smooth chin; beardless. Drayton.
Smooth-spoken adjective Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.
Smooth-tongued adjective Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering.
Smoothbore adjective (Gun.) Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from rifled . -- noun A smoothbore firearm.
Smoothen transitive verb To make smooth. [ Obsolete]
Smoother noun One who, or that which, smooths.
Smoothing adjective & noun from Smooth , v. Smoothing iron
, an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron.
-- Smoothing plane
, a short, finely set plane, for smoothing and finishing work.
Smoothly adverb In a smooth manner.
Smoothness noun Quality or state of being smooth.
Smore transitive verb To smother. See Smoor .
Some dying vomit blood, and some were smored . Du Bartas.
Smorzando Smor*sa"to adjective [ Italian ] (Mus.) Growing gradually fainter and softer; dying away; morendo.
Smote imperfect (& rare past participle ) of Smite .
[ CF. Smut
.] Dirty; foul.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.