- Smoke is a cloud from something burning, or slang for a time period during which cigarettes or tobacco are used.
- An example of smoke is a cloud rising from a burning candle.
- An example of a smoke is a cigarette break.
- Smoke is defined as to use cigarettes, a cigar or a pipe, or to stain or cook with the residue from something burning.
- An example of smoke is to inhale the fumes of a cigarette.
- An example of smoke is to cook fish over a fire.
smoke definition by Webster's New World
- vaporous matter arising from something burning and made visible by minute particles of carbon suspended in it
- a mass or cloud of this
- any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke
- ☆ an act or period of smoking tobacco, etc.: time out for a smoke
- something to smoke, as a cigarette or pipeful of tobacco
- something without substance, significance, or lasting reality
- something that beclouds or obscures
- a dusky gray
- Physical Chem. a suspension of solid particles in a gas
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English smoca, akin to German schmauch ; from Indo-European base an unverified form smeukh-, to smoke from source Classical Greek smychein, to smolder, Irish mūch, smoke
- to give off smoke or a smokelike substance
- to discharge smoke in the wrong place, esp. into a room: said of a furnace, fireplace, etc.
- to give off too much smoke: said of a lamp, type of fuel, etc.
- Now Rare to move very rapidly, esp. so as to raise dust
- to draw the smoke of tobacco, etc. into the mouth, and often lungs, and blow it out again
- to be a habitual smoker
- to stain or color with smoke
- to treat (meat, fish, etc.) with smoke, as in flavoring or curing
- to fumigate as with smoke
- to drive or force into the open with or as with smoke; force out of hiding, secrecy, etc.: often with out
- to stupefy or stun (bees, etc.) with smoke
- to draw the smoke of or from (tobacco, a pipe, etc.) into the mouth, and often lungs, and blow it out again
- Archaic to detect or be suspicious of
- Obsolete to tease or mock
smoke definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The vaporous system made up of small particles of carbonaceous matter in the air, resulting mainly from the burning of organic material, such as wood or coal.
- A suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in a gaseous medium.
- A cloud of fine particles.
- Something insubstantial, unreal, or transitory.
- a. The act of smoking a form of tobacco: went out for a smoke.b. The duration of this act.
- Informal Tobacco in a form that can be smoked, especially a cigarette: money to buy smokes.
- A substance used in warfare to produce a smoke screen.
- Something used to conceal or obscure.
- A pale to grayish blue to bluish or dark gray.
- a. To draw in and exhale smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe: It's forbidden to smoke here.b. To engage in smoking regularly or habitually: He smoked for years before stopping.
- To emit smoke or a smokelike substance: chimneys smoking in the cold air.
- To emit smoke excessively: The station wagon smoked even after the tune-up.
- Slang a. To go or proceed at high speed.b. To play or perform energetically: The band was really smoking in the second set.
- a. To draw in and exhale the smoke of (tobacco, for example): I've never smoked a panatela.b. To do so regularly or habitually: I used to smoke filtered cigarettes.
- To preserve (meat or fish) by exposure to the aromatic smoke of burning hardwood, usually after pickling in salt or brine.
- a. To fumigate (a house, for example).b. To expose (animals, especially insects) to smoke in order to immobilize or drive away.
- To expose (glass) to smoke in order to darken or change its color.
- Slang To kill; murder.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English smoca.
- smokˈa·ble, smokeˈa·ble adjective
smoke - Ologies & -Isms Definition
See also fire.capnomancy a form of divination involving smoke. empyromancy a form of divination involving fire and smoke. fuliginosity 1. the state or condition of being sooty or smoky. 2. soot or smoke. — fuliginous, adj.
smoke - Phrases/Idioms
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smoke - Science Definition