Definitions for SMEARsmɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to spread or daub (an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance) on or over something:
to smear butter on bread.
to spread or daub an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance on.
to stain, spot, or make dirty with something oily, greasy, viscous, or wet.
to sully, vilify, or soil (a reputation, good name, etc.).
to smudge or blur, as by rubbing:
The signature was smeared.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Slang. to defeat decisively; overwhelm.
Category: Status (usage)
(n.)an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance, esp. a dab of such a substance.
a stain, spot, or mark made by such a substance.
something smeared or to be smeared on a thing, as a glaze for pottery.
a small quantity of something spread thinly on a slide for microscopic examination.
Origin of smear:
bef. 900; (v.) ME smeren, smirien to rub with fat, anoint, OE smirian, c. OHG smirwen, ON smyrja, smyrwa
smear, vilification, malignment(noun)
smear, cytologic smear, cytosmear(noun)
a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(noun)
a blemish made by dirt
"he had a smudge on his cheek"
blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain(verb)
an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
"he made a huge blot on his copybook"
stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
smear, blur, smudge, smutch(verb)
make a smudge on; soil by smudging
cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
"smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)
charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
"The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to spread onto a surface
The baby smeared chocolate all over her face.; their white shirts were smeared with blood
to try to damage sb's reputation by saying unkind or untrue things
lies he told to smear his political enemies
a mark on the surface of sth
a smear of yellow paint
an attempt to smear sb's reputation
smear tactics; a smear campaign
A mark made by smearing.
This detergent cleans windows without leaving smears.
A Pap smear.
I'm going to the doctor's this afternoon for a smear.
A false attack.
To spread (a substance, especially one that colours or is dirty) across a surface by rubbing.
The artist smeared paint over the canvas in broad strokes.
To have a substance smeared on (a surface).
She smeared her lips with lipstick.
To damage someone's reputation by slandering, misrepresenting, or otherwise making false accusations about an individual, their statements, or their actions.
The opposition party attempted to smear the candidate by spreading incorrect and unverifiable rumors about their personal behavior.
To become spread by smearing.
The paint is still wet uE000179230uE001 don't touch it or it will smear.
to overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil
to soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy
a fat, oily substance; oinment
hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain
Translations for SMEAR
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a mark made by smearing.
- لَطْخَه، بُقْعَهArabic
- nódoaPortuguese (BR)
- der FleckGerman
- लेप, आलेपHindi
- mrlja, razmazCroatian
- tanda olesanIndonesian
- klessa, bletturIcelandic
- traips; smērējumsLatvian
- tilgrising, flekkNorwegian
- plama, smugaPolish
- داغ: غوړول، ككړول، خيرنولPashto
- 污點Chinese (Trad.)
- пляма; мазокUkrainian
- đốm bẩn, vết bẩnVietnamese
- 污点Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for SMEAR »