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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smeltnoun

    small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water

  2. smeltverb

    small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters

  3. smeltverb

    extract (metals) by heating

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smelt

    of Smell

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Smelt

    imp. & p. p. of Smell

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Smeltnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Smeltnoun

    a gull; a simpleton

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Smeltverb

    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

    Etymology: [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

  1. Smelt

    smelt, n. a fish of the salmon or trout family, having a cucumber-like smell and a delicious flavour. [A.S. smelt.]

  2. 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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. smelt

    [Anglo-Saxon, smylt]. The fry of salmon, samlet, or Salmo eperlanus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of smelt in a Sentence

  1. Peter Moyle:

    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.

  2. Josh Billings:

    Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.

  3. Joseph Hing:

    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.

  4. Peter Moyle:

    We have 80 fish species in California, like the delta smelt, that are in trouble, there are other species deserving of protection.

  5. Chris Persic:

    My wife called me from Northland Library and said that her car smelt like it was burning, and was making a weird sound.

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