I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English smoca; akin to Old English smēocan to emit smoke, Middle High German smouch smoke, and probably to Greek smychein to smolder Date: before 12th century 1. a. the gaseous products of burning materials especially of organic origin made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon b. a suspension of particles in a gas 2. a. a mass or column of smoke b. smudge 3. fume or vapor often resulting from the action of heat on moisture 4. something of little substance, permanence, or value 5. something that obscures 6. a. (1) something (as a cigarette) to smoke (2) marijuana 2 b. an act of smoking tobacco; especially a smoking break 7. a. a pale blue b. any of the colors of smoke 8. pitches that are fastballs <
if a guy's going to hit you…he certainly isn't going to throw a spitter—he gives you smoke — Tony Conigliaro
smokeless adjectivesmokelike adjective II. verb (smoked; smoking) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to emit or exhale smoke b. to emit excessive smoke 2. archaic to undergo punishment ; suffer 3. to spread or rise like smoke 4. to inhale and exhale the fumes of burning plant material and especially tobacco; especially to smoke tobacco habitually transitive verb 1. a. fumigate b. to drive (as mosquitoes) away by smoke c. to blacken or discolor with smoke <
smoked glasses
d. to cure by exposure to smoke <
smoked ham
e. to stupefy (as bees) by smoke 2. archaic suspect 3. to inhale and exhale the smoke of <
smoke a cigarette
4. archaic ridicule 5. slang kill 1a 6. slang to defeat or surpass decisively 7. to hit (as a baseball) with great force

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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