a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
"the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"
an indication of some hidden activity
"with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"
something with no concrete substance
"his dreams all turned to smoke"; "it was just smoke and mirrors"
roll of tobacco, smoke(noun)
tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane(noun)
street names for marijuana
the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
"he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet(verb)
(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
"he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
"We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
emit a cloud of fine particles
"The chimney was fuming"
The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material.
Can I bum a smoke off you? I need to go buy some smokes.
An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act.
I'm going out for a smoke.
A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result.
The excitement behind the new candidate proved to be smoke.
Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; see also smoke and mirrors.
The smoke of controversy.
A particulate of solid or liquid particles dispersed into the air on the battlefield to degrade enemy ground or for aerial observation. Smoke has many uses--screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol.
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To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.
He's smoking his pipe.
To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke regularly or habitually.
Do you smoke?
To give off smoke.
My old truck was still smoking even after the repairs.
To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke.
You'll need to smoke the meat for several hours.
To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully. Almost always in present participle form.
The horn section was really smokin' on that last tune.
To kill, especially with a gun.
He got smoked by the mob.
To beat someone at something.
We smoked them at rugby.
Of the colour known as smoke.
Origin: Old English smoca.
the visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like
that which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist
anything unsubstantial, as idle talk
the act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke
to emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek
hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage
to raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion
to draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner
to suffer severely; to be punished
to apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation
to fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume
to smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect
to ridicule to the face; to quiz
to inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar
to subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; -- often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow
Origin: [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen, Dan. smge. See Smoke, n.]
Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. It is commonly an unwanted by-product of fires, but may also be used for pest control, communication, defensive and offensive capabilities in the military, cooking, or smoking. Smoke is used in rituals, when incense, sage, or resin is burned to produce a smell for spiritual purposes. Smoke is sometimes used as a flavoring agent, and preservative for various foodstuffs. Smoke is also a component of internal combustion engine exhaust gas, particularly diesel exhaust. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death in victims of indoor fires. The smoke kills by a combination of thermal damage, poisoning and pulmonary irritation caused by carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and other combustion products. Smoke particles are an aerosol of solid particles and liquid droplets that are close to the ideal range of sizes for Mie scattering of visible light. This effect has been likened to three-dimensional textured privacy glass — a smoke cloud does not obstruct an image, but thoroughly scrambles it.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smōk, n. the vapour from a burning body—a common term for the volatile products of the imperfect combustion of such organic substances as wood or coal.—v.i. to emit smoke: to smoke out instead of upward, owing to imperfect draught: to draw in and puff out the smoke of tobacco: to raise smoke by moving rapidly: to burn, to rage: to suffer, as from punishment.—v.t. to apply smoke to: to dry, scent, or medicate by smoke: to inhale the smoke of: to use in smoking: to try to expel by smoking: to scent out, discover: to quiz, ridicule: to thrash.—ns. Smoke′-black, lampblack; Smoke′-board, a board suspended before the upper part of a fireplace to prevent the smoke coming out into the room; Smoke′-box, part of a steam-boiler where the smoke is collected before passing out at the chimney; Smoke′-consū′mer, an apparatus for burning all the smoke from a fire.—adj. Smoke′-dried.—v.t. Smoke′-dry, to cure or dry by means of smoke.—ns. Smoke′-house, a building where meat or fish is cured by smoking, or where smoked meats are stored; Smoke′-jack, a contrivance for turning a jack by means of a wheel turned by the current of air ascending a chimney.—adj. Smoke′less, destitute of smoke.—adv. Smokel′essly.—ns. Smoke′lessness; Smō′ker, one who smokes tobacco: a smoking-carriage: one who smoke-dries meat: an evening entertainment at which smoking is permitted; Smoke′-sail, a small sail hoisted between the galley-funnel and the foremast when a vessel rides head to the wind; Smoke′-shade, a scale of tints ranging from 0 to 10, for comparison of different varieties of coal, according to the amount of unburnt carbon in their smoke; Smoke′-stack, an upright pipe through which the combustion-gases from a steam-boiler pass into the open air.—adj. Smoke′-tight, impervious to smoke.—ns. Smoke′-tree, an ornamental shrub of the cashew family, with long light feathery or cloud-like fruit-stalks; Smoke′-wash′er, an apparatus for removing soot and particles of unburnt carbon from smoke by making it pass through water; Smoke′-wood, the virgin's bower (Clematis Vitalba), whose porous stems are smoked by boys.—adv. Smō′kily.—ns. Smō′kiness; Smō′king, the act of emitting smoke: the act or habit of drawing into the mouth and emitting the fumes of tobacco by means of a pipe or cigar—a habit of great sedative value: a bantering; Smō′king-cap, -jack′et, a light ornamental cap or jacket often worn by smokers; Smō′king-carr′iage, -room, a railway-carriage, -room, supposed to be set apart for smokers.—adj. Smō′ky, giving out smoke: like smoke: filled, or subject to be filled, with smoke: tarnished or noisome with smoke: (obs.) suspicious.—On a smoke (B.), smoking, or on fire
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. To crash or blow up, usually spectacularly. “The new version smoked, just like the last one.” Used for both hardware (where it often describes an actual physical event), and software (where it's merely colorful). 2. [from automotive slang] To be conspicuously fast. “That processor really smokes.” Compare magic smoke.
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Rank popularity for the word 'smoke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3493
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Rank popularity for the word 'smoke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2312
Rank popularity for the word 'smoke' in Nouns Frequency: #1432
Rank popularity for the word 'smoke' in Verbs Frequency: #584
The numerical value of smoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of smoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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