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A suspension in the air of small particles produced by combustion.A transition to haze may occur when smoke particles have traveled great distances (25 to100 statute miles or more) and when the larger particles have settled out and theremaining particles have become widely scattered through the atmosphere.
n. & v. --n. 1 a visible suspension of carbon etc. in air, emitted from a burning substance. 2 an act or period of smoking tobacco (had a quiet smoke). 3 colloq. a cigarette or cigar (got a smoke?). 4 (the Smoke) Brit. & Austral. colloq. a big city, esp. London. --v. 1 intr. a emit smoke or visible vapour (smoking ruins). b (of a lamp etc.) burn badly with the emission of smoke. c (of a chimney or fire) discharge smoke into the room. 2 a intr. inhale and exhale the smoke of a cigarette or cigar or pipe. b intr. do this habitually. c tr. use (a cigarette etc.) in this way. 3 tr. darken or preserve by the action of smoke (smoked salmon). 4 tr. spoil the taste of in cooking. 5 tr. a rid of insects etc. by the action of smoke. b subdue (insects, esp. bees) in this way. 6 tr. archaic make fun of. 7 tr. bring (oneself) into a specified state by smoking. Phrases and idioms: go up in smoke colloq. 1 be destroyed by fire. 2 (of a plan etc.) come to nothing. no smoke without fire rumours are not entirely baseless. smoke-ball 1 a puff-ball. 2 a projectile filled with material emitting dense smoke, used to conceal military operations etc. smoke bomb a bomb that emits dense smoke on exploding. smoke-bush = smoke-plant. smoked glass glass darkened with smoke. smoke-dried cured in smoke. smoke-ho Austral. & NZ colloq. = SMOKO. smoke out 1 drive out by means of smoke. 2 drive out of hiding or secrecy etc. smoke-plant (or -tree) any ornamental shrub of the genus Cotinus, with feathery smokelike fruit-stalks. smoke-ring smoke from a cigarette etc. exhaled in the shape of a ring. smoke-room Brit. = SMOKING-ROOM. smoke-stone cairngorm. smoke-tunnel a form of wind-tunnel using smoke filaments to show the motion of air. Derivatives: smokable adj. (also smokeable). Etymology: OE smoca f. weak grade of the stem of smeocan emit smoke
Smoke Smoke, v. t. 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. ``Smoking the temple.'' --Chaucer. 3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect. I alone Smoked his true person, talked with him. --Chapman. 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 Smoke, n. [AS. smoca, fr. sme['o]can to smoke; akin to LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm["o]g, G. schmauch, and perh. to Gr. ??? to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith. 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. Note: 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.] Note: 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. [Obs.] 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 (Naut.), a small sail in the lee of the galley stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on deck. Smoke tree (Bot.), 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.
Smoke Smoke, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smoked; p. pr. & vb n. Smoking.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen, Dan. sm["o]ge. See Smoke, n.] 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.
(smokes, smoking, smoked) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. Smoke consists of gas and small bits of solid material that are sent into the air when something burns. A cloud of black smoke blew over the city... The air was thick with cigarette smoke. 2. If something is smoking, smoke is coming from it. The chimney was smoking fiercely. ...a pile of smoking rubble. VERB: V, V-ing 3. When someone smokes a cigarette, cigar, or pipe, they suck the smoke from it into their mouth and blow it out again. If you smoke, you regularly smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe. He was sitting alone, smoking a big cigar... Do you smoke? VERB: V n, V • Smoke is also a noun. Someone came out for a smoke. N-SING: a N • smoker (smokers) He was not a heavy smoker. N-COUNT 4. If fish or meat is smoked, it is hung over burning wood so that the smoke preserves it and gives it a special flavour. ...the grid where the fish were being smoked. ...smoked bacon. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed 5. see also smoked, smoking 6. If someone says there's no smoke without fire or where there's smoke there's fire, they mean that there are rumours or signs that something is true so it must be at least partly true. PHRASE 7. If something goes up in smoke, it is destroyed by fire. More than 900 years of British history went up in smoke in the Great Fire of Windsor. PHRASE: V inflects 8. If something that is very important to you goes up in smoke, it fails or ends without anything being achieved. Their dreams went up in smoke after the collapse of their travel agency. PHRASE: V inflects
smok: Used figuratively of the divine jealousy (De 29:20) and anger (Ps 74:1); symbolic of the glory of the divine holiness (Isa 4:5; 6:4; Re 15:8).
To observe, to suspect.
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