small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water
small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
extract (metals) by heating
imp. & p. p. of Smell
any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a peculiar odor and taste
a gull; a simpleton
to melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify; as, to smelt tin
Origin: [Of foreign origin; cf. Sw. smlta, D. smelten, Dan. smelte, Icel. smelta, G. schmelzen OHG. smelzan, smelzen; probably akin to Gr. . Cf. Enamel, Melt, Mute, v. i., Smalt.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smelt, n. a fish of the salmon or trout family, having a cucumber-like smell and a delicious flavour. [A.S. smelt.]
smelt, v.t. to melt ore in order to separate the metal.—ns. Smel′ter; Smel′tery, a place for smelting; Smel′ting; Smel′ting-fur′nace, -house, -works. [Scand., Sw. smälta, to smelt.]
The numerical value of smelt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of smelt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
We have 80 fish species in California, like the delta smelt, that are in trouble, there are other species deserving of protection.
Trying to blame fish for a shortage of water just is n’t right and is n’t true, the delta smelt is in decline because the delta is in decline.
As we sailed closer, we started to smell the dead carcasses of livestock that were floating past the ships. When we smelt those, we knew that this disaster was really, really bad.
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