- A craftsperson who works metal into desired forms using a hammer and other tools, sometimes heating the metal to make it more workable, especially a blacksmith.
- (archaic) An artist.
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.
(third-person singular simple present smiths, present participle smithing, simple past and past participle smithed)
- To forge, to form, usually on an anvil; by heating and pounding.
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….
- An English surname (the most common in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).
Middle English, from Old English smiÃ¾ (“metals craftsman")