Smoke definitions

smōk
Any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke.
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Something without substance, significance, or lasting reality.
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Something that beclouds or obscures.
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A dusky gray.
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A suspension of solid particles in a gas.
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To give off smoke or a smokelike substance.
verb
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To discharge smoke in the wrong place, esp. into a room.
verb
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To give off too much smoke.
verb
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To move or operate very rapidly.
verb
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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.
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To stain or color with smoke.
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A suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in a gaseous medium.
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To treat (meat, fish, etc.) with smoke, as in flavoring or curing.
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A cloud of fine particles.
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To fumigate as with smoke.
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Something insubstantial, unreal, or transitory.
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To drive or force into the open with or as with smoke; force out of hiding, secrecy, etc.
verb
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Tobacco in a form that can be smoked, especially a cigarette.

Money to buy smokes.

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To stupefy or stun (bees, etc.) with smoke.
verb
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A substance used in warfare to produce a smoke screen.
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To draw the smoke of or from (tobacco, a pipe, etc.) into the mouth, and often lungs, and blow it out again.
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Something used to conceal or obscure.
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To detect or be suspicious of.
verb
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A pale to grayish blue to bluish or dark gray.
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To tease or mock.
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Pitches thrown at high velocity; fast balls.

Threw a lot of smoke in the early innings.

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To hit or throw with great force.

The batter smoked the ball over the fence.

verb
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To emit smoke or a smokelike substance.

Chimneys smoking in the cold air.

verb
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To emit smoke excessively.

The station wagon smoked even after the tune-up.

verb
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To engage in smoking regularly or habitually.

He smoked for years before stopping.

verb
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To play or perform energetically.

The band was really smoking in the second set.

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To preserve (meat or fish) by exposure to the aromatic smoke of burning hardwood, usually after pickling in salt or brine.
verb
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(uncountable) A light grey colour/color tinted with blue.

noun
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Of the colour known as smoke.
adjective
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(military, uncountable) A particulate of solid or liquid particles dispersed into the air on the battlefield to degrade enemy ground or for aerial observation. Smoke has many uses--screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol.
noun
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Made of or with smoke.
adjective
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(uncountable) The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material.
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(baseball, slang) A fastball.
noun
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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.

noun
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(colloquial, countable) A cigarette.

Can I bum a smoke off you?; I need to go buy some smokes.

noun
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(UK, slang, with "the") London.

I'm heading down to the Smoke later this week.

pronoun
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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.

verb
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(colloquial, countable, never plural) An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act.

I'm going out for a smoke.

noun
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To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.

He's smoking his pipe.

verb
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(uncountable, figuratively) A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result.

The excitement behind the new candidate proved to be smoke.

noun
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(intransitive) To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke regularly or habitually.

Do you smoke?

verb
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To emit smoke or a smokelike substance.

Chimneys smoking in the cold air.

verb
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A mixture of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and other gases, usually containing particles of soot or other solids, produced by the burning of carbon-containing materials such as wood and coal.
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(uncountable, figuratively) Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; see also smoke and mirrors.

The smoke of controversy.

noun
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To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
verb
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The act of smoking a form of tobacco.

Went out for a smoke.

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The duration of this act.
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To draw in and exhale smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

It's forbidden to smoke here.

verb
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To go or proceed at high speed.
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To expose (glass) to smoke in order to darken or change its color.
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To throw (a pitch) at high velocity.
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To draw in and exhale the smoke of (tobacco, for example).

I've never smoked a panatela.

verb
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To do so regularly or habitually.

I used to smoke filtered cigarettes.

verb
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To fumigate (a house, for example).
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To expose (animals, especially insects) to smoke in order to immobilize or drive away.
verb
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To kill; murder.
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To defeat decisively, as in a competition.
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Vaporous matter arising from something burning and made visible by minute particles of carbon suspended in it.
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A mass or cloud of this.
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An act or period of smoking tobacco, etc.

Time out for a smoke.

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Something to smoke, as a cigarette or pipeful of tobacco.
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To draw the smoke of tobacco, etc. into the mouth, and often lungs, and blow it out again.
verb
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To be a habitual smoker.
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A mixture of gases and small suspended particles of soot or other solids, resulting from the burning of materials such as wood or coal.
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A cloud of such gases and suspended particles.
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A vapor, mist, or fume that resembles this.
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To draw in and exhale smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

It's forbidden to smoke here.

verb
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To engage in smoking regularly or habitually.
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(intransitive) To give off smoke.

My old truck was still smoking even after the repairs.

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To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke.

You'll need to smoke the meat for several hours.

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(slang) To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully. Almost always in present participle form.

The horn section was really smokin' on that last tune.

verb
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(US, slang) To kill, especially with a gun.

He got smoked by the mob.

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(New Zealand, slang) To beat someone at something.

We smoked them at rugby.

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William Shakespeare.

He was first smoked by the old Lord Lafeu.

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Addison.

Upon that [...] I began to smoke that they were a parcel of mummers.

verb
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To burn; to be kindled; to rage.
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To suffer severely; to be punished.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of smoke

From Middle English smoke, from Old English smoca (“smoke"), probably a derivative of the verb smocian (“to smoke, emit smoke; fumigate"), from Proto-Germanic *smukōnÄ… (“to smoke"), ablaut derivative of Proto-Germanic *smeukanÄ… (“to smoke"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meug(h)- (“to smoke"). Related to Old English smÄ“ocan (“to smoke, emit smoke; fumigate"), Dutch smook (“smoke"), Middle Low German smōk (“smoke"), German dialectal Schmauch (“smoke"), Bavarian schmuckelen (“to smell bad, reek").