SMOKE, n. 1. The exhalation, visble vapor or substance that escapes or is expelled in combustion from the substance burning. It is paricularly applied to the volatile matter expelled from vegetable matter, or wood coal, peat, etc. The matter expelled from metallic substances is more generally called fume,fumes. 2. Vapor; water exhalations. SMOKE, v.i. 1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation. Wood and other fuel smokes when burning; amd smokes most when there is the least flame. 2. To burn; to be kindled; to rage; in Scripture. The anger of the Lord and his jealousy snall smoke against that man. Deutoronomy 29. 3. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion. Proud of his steeds, be smokes along the field. 4. To smell or hunt out; to suspect. I began to smoke that they were a parcel of mummers. [Little used.] 5. To use tobacco in a pipe or cigar, by kindling the tobacco, drawing the smoke into the mouth and puffing it out. 6. TO suffer; to be punished. Some of you shall smoke for it in Rome. SMOKE, v.t. 1. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to scent, medicate or dry by smoke; as, to smoke infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation. 2. To smell out; to find out. He was first smoked by the old lord Lafeer. [Now little used.] 3. TO sneer at; to ridicule to the face.
n 1: a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas [syn: smoke, fume] 2: a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion; "the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles" [syn: smoke, smoking] 3: an indication of some hidden activity; "with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere" 4: something with no concrete substance; "his dreams all turned to smoke"; "it was just smoke and mirrors" 5: tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder [syn: roll of tobacco, smoke] 6: street names for marijuana [syn: pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane] 7: the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks" [syn: smoke, smoking] 8: (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke" [syn: fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet] v 1: inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?" 2: emit a cloud of fine particles; "The chimney was fuming" [syn: fume, smoke]
I. nounEtymology: Middle English, from Old English smoca; akin to Old English sm?ocan to emit smoke, Middle High German smouch smoke, and probably to Greek smychein to smolder Date: before 12th century 1.a. the gaseous products of burning materials especially of organic origin made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon b. a suspension of particles in a gas 2.a. a mass or column of smoke b.smudge3. fume or vapor often resulting from the action of heat on moisture 4. something of little substance, permanence, or value 5. something that obscures 6.a.(1) something (as a cigarette) to smoke (2)marijuana 2 b. an act of smoking tobacco; especially a smoking break 7.a. a pale blue b. any of the colors of smoke 8. pitches that are fastballs <if a guy's going to hit you…he certainly isn't going to throw a spitter—he gives you smoke — Tony Conigliaro> • smokelessadjective • smokelikeadjectiveII. verb (smoked; smoking) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb1.a. to emit or exhale smoke b. to emit excessive smoke 2.archaic to undergo punishment ;suffer3. to spread or rise like smoke 4. to inhale and exhale the fumes of burning plant material and especially tobacco; especially to smoke tobacco habitually transitive verb1.a.fumigateb. to drive (as mosquitoes) away by smoke c. to blacken or discolor with smoke <smoked glasses> d. to cure by exposure to smoke <smoked ham> e. to stupefy (as bees) by smoke 2.archaicsuspect3. to inhale and exhale the smoke of <smoke a cigarette> 4.archaicridicule5.slangkill 1a 6.slang to defeat or surpass decisively 7. to hit (as a baseball) with great force
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 alsosmoked, 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
I. n.1. Sooty vapor. 2. Reek, steam, exhalation, effluvium, fume, mist, vapor. 3. Vanity, emptiness, idle talk, mere phrases, failure, vapor, nothingness. II. v. a.1. Fumigate, expose to smoke. 2. Draw into the mouth and puff out smoke from (as tobacco in a pipe or a cigar). 3. Smell out, find out, discover. III. v. n.1. Emit smoke. 2. Reek, steam, exhale, emit vapor. 3. Burn, be kindled, rage, fume, wax hot. 4. Smoke tobacco. 5. Suffer, be punished, smart.