Smith Definition

smĭth
noun
A person who makes or repairs metal objects, esp. by shaping the metal while it is hot and soft; metalworker.
Silversmith.
Webster's New World
A blacksmith.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
One who makes or works at something specified. Often used in combination.
A locksmith; a wordsmith.
American Heritage

(archaic) An artist.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • adam smith
  • Captain John Smith
  • john smith
  • joseph smith
  • bessie smith
  • Julia Evelina Smith
  • Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
  • Kate Smith
  • ian douglas smith
  • Ian Smith
  • David Roland Smith
  • david smith
  • metalworker
  • whitesmith
  • toolsmith
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proper name
1723-90; Scot. economist.
Webster's New World
(called Al Smith) 1873-1944; U.S. politician.
Webster's New World
1894?-1937; U.S. blues singer.
Webster's New World
1906-65; U.S. sculptor & painter.
Webster's New World
1580?-1631; Eng. colonist in America.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

An English surname (the most common in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).

Wiktionary
affix
A skilled maker, composer, or user of a (specified) thing.
Songsmith, wordsmith.
Webster's New World
verb

To forge, to form, usually on an anvil; by heating and pounding.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Smith

Noun

Singular:
smith
Plural:
smiths

Origin of Smith

  • From Middle English smith, from Old English smiþ (“handicraftsman, smith, blacksmith, armorer, carpenter, worker in metals or in wood"), from Proto-Germanic *smiþaz (“arranger, smith"), from Proto-Indo-European *smÄ“y-, *smÄ«- (“to cut, hew"). Cognate with Dutch smid, German Schmied, Swedish/Norwegian smed.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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 smiþian (“to forge, fabricate"). Compare Dutch smeden, German schmieden, from Proto-Germanic *smiþōnÄ….

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English, from Old English smiþ (“metals craftsman")

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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