What does Smith mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Smith, Ian Smith, Ian Douglas Smithnoun

    Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)

  2. Smith, David Smith, David Roland Smithnoun

    United States sculptor (1906-1965)

  3. Smith, Kate Smith, Kathryn Elizabeth Smithnoun

    United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)

  4. Smith, Julia Evelina Smithnoun

    United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886)

  5. Smith, Bessie Smithnoun

    United States blues singer (1894-1937)

  6. Smith, Joseph Smithnoun

    religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844)

  7. Smith, John Smith, Captain John Smithnoun

    English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)

  8. Smith, Adam Smithnoun

    Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)

  9. smithnoun

    someone who works at something specified

  10. smith, metalworkernoun

    someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)

Wiktionary

  1. Smithnoun

    An English surname (the most common in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).

  2. Etymology: smiþ, from smiþaz. Cognate with Dutch smid, German Schmied, Swedish/Norwegian smed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Smithnoun

    Etymology: smið , Saxon; smeth, German; smid, Dutch; from smitan , Saxon, to beat.

    He doth nothing but talk of his horse, and can shoe him. I am afraid, my lady, his mother, played false with a smith. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Lawless man, the anvil dares profane,
    And forge that steel by which a man is slain:
    Which earth at first for plough shares did afford;
    Nor yet the smith had learn’d to form a sword. Nahum Tate.

    The ordinary qualities observable in iron, or a diamond, that make their true complex idea, a smith or a jeweler commonly knows better than a philosopher. John Locke.

    The doves repented, though too late,
    Become the smiths of their own foolish fate. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smithnoun

    one who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like

  2. Smithnoun

    one who makes or effects anything

  3. Smithnoun

    to beat into shape; to forge

  4. Etymology: [AS. smiian. See Smith, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smith

    smith, n. one who forges with the hammer: a worker in metals: one who makes anything.—ns. Smith′ery, the workshop of a smith: work done by a smith—also Smith′ing; Smith′y, the workshop of a smith; Smith′y-coal, a kind of small coal much used by smiths. [A.S. smith; Ger. schmied.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Smith' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1283

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Smith' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2384

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Smith in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Smith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Smith in a Sentence

  1. Nick Adams:

    Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person, it is heartening, however, to see the strong support for Zeke from the other people in his tribe. Moments like this prove that when people from all walks of life get to know a transgender person, they accept us for who we are.

  2. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett:

    That still photo demonstrates without question that [Smith] had a gun in his hand, and I want our community to know that.

  3. Honolulu Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu:

    Law enforcement in American Samoa initially expressed interest in acquiring some of the guns, but there was a change in administration and the new administration is no longer interested, the local sheriff’s department recently replaced their guns, and other county police departments( Kauai, Maui and Hawaii) are looking to replace their Smith Wessons in the future.

  4. Brantner Smith:

    I want the American public to hear about that, and based on our survey, the American public wants to hear about that. They want to hear the testimony. Brantner Smith know, we have a Las Vegas police officer who is still paralyzed from the Black Lives Matter riots. We have thousands of police officers around the country who are retiring because of post-traumatic stress because of the riots.

  5. Arthur Smith:

    There’s been a lot of growth from Tennessee Titans ' quarterback and Arthur Smith. Ironically, they’re completely different players, but Ryan Tannehill that season was in this situation when we got Ryan Tannehill that season, so Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is a high-end talent just like Ryan Tannehill that season was. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was a first-round pick. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s in a different spot in Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota career, and I trust Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s going to come in here and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s going to give us everything Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s got.

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  • Donovan Scott Snr
    Donovan Scott Snr
    Your discription of Ian Douglas Smith is totally incorrect. He was a whit colonial ruler of Rhodesia that declared UDInfrom Great Britain. Had nothing to do with Zimbabwe
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