A silversmith; a goldsmith.
An example of a smith is a person who makes locks; a locksmith.
An example of a well-known person with this last name is John Smith.
A locksmith; a wordsmith.
Origin of smith
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English smith, from Old English smiÃ¾ (“handicraftsman, smith, blacksmith, armorer, carpenter, worker in metals or in wood"), from Proto-Germanic *smiÃ¾az (“arranger, smith"), from Proto-Indo-European *smÄ“y-, *smÄ«- (“to cut, hew"). Cognate with Dutch smid, German Schmied, Swedish/Norwegian smed.
- From Middle English smithen (“To work metal, forge, beat into, torment, refine (of God - to refine his chosen); create, to work as a blacksmith"), from Old English smiÃ¾ian (“to forge, fabricate"). Compare Dutch smeden, German schmieden, from Proto-Germanic *smiÃ¾ÅnÄ….
- Middle English, from Old English smiÃ¾ (“metals craftsman")