Smock-faced Smock"-faced` adjective Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish. Fenton.
Smockless Smock"less adjective Wanting a smock. Chaucer.
Smokable Smok"a·ble adjective Capable of being smoked; suitable or ready to be smoked; as, smokable tobacco.
Smoke 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.] 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 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.
Smoke 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 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 ball Smoke ball Same as Puffball .
Smoke-dry Smoke"-dry` transitive verb To dry by or in smoke.
Smokehouse Smoke"house` noun A building where meat or fish is cured by subjecting it to a dense smoke.
Smokejack Smoke"jack` 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 Smoke"less adjective Making or having no smoke. " Smokeless towers." Pope.
Smokeless powder Smoke"less pow"der A high-explosive gunpowder whose explosion produces little, if any, smoke.
Smoker Smok"er noun 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 Smok"er 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 Smoke"stack` 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 Smok"i·ly adverb In a smoky manner.
Smokiness Smok"i·ness noun The quality or state of being smoky.
Smoking Smok"ing 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.
Smoky Smok"y adjective [ 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 Smol"der, Smoul"der 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 Smol"der, Smoul"der transitive verb To smother; to suffocate; to choke. [ Obsolete] Holinshed. Palsgrave.
Smolder, Smoulder Smol"der, Smoul"der noun Smoke; smother.
The smolder stops our nose with stench. Gascoigne.
Smoldering, Smouldering Smol"der·ing, Smoul"der·ing 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 Smol"der·ing·ness, Smoul"der·ing·ness noun The state of smoldering.
Smoldry, Smouldry Smol"dry, Smoul"dry adjective Smoldering; suffocating; smothery.
A flaming fire ymixt with smoldry smoke. Spenser.
Smolt Smolt noun (Zoology) A young salmon two or three years old, when it has acquired its silvery color.
Smooch Smooch transitive verb See Smutch .
Smoor 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 Smooth adverb Smoothly. Chaucer.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. Shak.
Smooth Smooth noun 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 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 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 Smooth"-chinned` adjective Having a smooth chin; beardless. Drayton.
Smooth-spoken Smooth"-spo`ken adjective Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.
Smooth-tongued Smooth"-tongued` adjective Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering.
Smoothbore Smooth"bore` adjective (Gun.) Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from rifled . -- noun A smoothbore firearm.
Smoothen Smooth"en transitive verb To make smooth. [ Obsolete]
Smoother Smooth"er noun One who, or that which, smooths.
Smoothing Smooth"ing 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 Smooth"ly adverb In a smooth manner.
Smoothness Smooth"ness noun Quality or state of being smooth.
Smore Smore transitive verb To smother. See Smoor .
Some dying vomit blood, and some were smored . Du Bartas.
Smorzando Smor·zan"do Smor*sa"to adjective [ Italian ] (Mus.) Growing gradually fainter and softer; dying away; morendo.
Smote Smote imperfect (& rare past participle ) of Smite .
Smoterlich Smo"ter·lich adjective [ CF. Smut .] Dirty; foul. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Smother Smoth"er transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Smothered ; present participle & verbal noun Smothering .] [ Middle English smotheren ; akin to English smoor . See Smoor .] 1. To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child. 2. To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire. 3. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.
Smother Smoth"er intransitive verb 1. To be suffocated or stifled. 2. To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
Smother Smoth"er noun
[ Middle English smorther
. See Smother
, transitive verb
] 1. Stifling smoke; thick dust. Shak. 2. A state of suppression.
Not to keep their suspicions in smother . Bacon. Smother fly (Zoology)
, an aphid.
Smother Smoth"er noun That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things.
Then they vanished, swallowed up in the grayness of the evening and the smoke and smother of the storm. The Century.
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