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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smoke \Smoke\ (sm[=o]k), noun [AS. smoca, fr. sme['o]can to smoke; akin to LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm["o]g, G. schmauch, and perh. to Gr. ??? to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith. smaugti to choke.]

1. The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.

Note: The gases of hydrocarbons, raised to a red heat or thereabouts, without a mixture of air enough to produce combustion, disengage their carbon in a fine powder, forming smoke. The disengaged carbon when deposited on solid bodies is soot.

2. That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.

3. Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk. --Shak.

4. The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke. [Colloq.]

Note: Smoke is sometimes joined with other word. forming self-explaining compounds; as, smoke-consuming, smoke-dried, smoke-stained, etc.

{Smoke arch}, the smoke box of a locomotive.

{Smoke ball} (Mil.), a ball or case containing a composition which, when it burns, sends forth thick smoke.

{Smoke black}, lampblack. [Obs.]

{Smoke board}, a board suspended before a fireplace to prevent the smoke from coming out into the room.

{Smoke box}, a chamber in a boiler, where the smoke, etc., from the furnace is collected before going out at the chimney.

{Smoke sail} (Naut.), a small sail in the lee of the galley stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on deck.

{Smoke tree} (Bot.), a shrub ({Rhus Cotinus}) in which the flowers are mostly abortive and the panicles transformed into tangles of plumose pedicels looking like wreaths of smoke.

{To end in smoke}, to burned; hence, to be destroyed or ruined; figuratively, to come to nothing.

Syn: Fume; reek; vapor.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smoke \Smoke\, verb (used with an object)

1. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.

2. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume. "Smoking the temple." --Chaucer.

3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.

I alone Smoked his true person, talked with him. --Chapman.

He was first smoked by the old Lord Lafeu. --Shak.

Upon that . . . I began to smoke that they were a parcel of mummers. --Addison.

4. To ridicule to the face; to quiz. [Old Slang]

5. To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.

6. To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; -- often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smoke \Smoke\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Smoked}; p. pr. & vb n. {Smoking}.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen, Dan. sm["o]ge. See {Smoke}, noun]

1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.

Hard by a cottage chimney smokes. --Milton.

2. Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.

The anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke agains. that man. --Deut. xxix. 20.

3. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.

Proud of his steeds, he smokes along the field. --Dryden.

4. To draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner.

5. To suffer severely; to be punished.

Some of you shall smoke for it in Rome. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

smoke

noun

1: a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas [syn: {smoke}, {fume}]

2: a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion; "the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles" [syn: {smoke}, {smoking}]

3: an indication of some hidden activity; "with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"

4: something with no concrete substance; "his dreams all turned to smoke"; "it was just smoke and mirrors"

5: tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder [syn: {roll of tobacco}, {smoke}]

6: street names for marijuana [syn: {pot}, {grass}, {green goddess}, {dope}, {weed}, {gage}, {sess}, {sens}, {smoke}, {skunk}, {locoweed}, {Mary Jane}]

7: the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks" [syn: {smoke}, {smoking}]

8: (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke" [syn: {fastball}, {heater}, {smoke}, {hummer}, {bullet}]

verb

1: inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"

2: emit a cloud of fine particles; "The chimney was fuming" [syn: {fume}, {smoke}]


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