Smith Smith (sm[i^]th), n. [AS. smi[eth]; akin to D. smid, G. schmied, OHG. smid, Icel. smi[eth]r, Dan. & Sw. smed, Goth. smi[thorn]a (in comp.); cf. Gr. smi`lh a sort of knife, sminy`h a hoe, mattock.] 1. One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Nor yet the smith hath learned to form a sword. --Tate. [1913 Webster]

2. One who makes or effects anything. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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