What does smoking mean?

Definitions for smoking
smok·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word smoking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoke, smokingnoun

    the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

    "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"

  2. smoke, smokingadjective

    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"

  3. smokingadjective

    emitting smoke in great volume

    "a smoking fireplace"

Wiktionary

  1. smokingnoun

    The inhalation of tobacco, or use substances.

    Smoking is permitted.

  2. smokingadjective

    Giving off smoke.

  3. smokingadjective

    Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.

    That woman is smoking-hot

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smoking

    of Smoke

  2. Smoking

    a. & n. from Smoke

Freebase

  1. Smoking

    Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering plant materials, most often wood. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, though cheeses, vegetables, and ingredients used to make beverages such as beer, smoked beer, and lapsang souchong tea are also smoked. In Europe, alder is the traditional smoking wood, but oak is more often used now, and beech to a lesser extent. In North America, hickory, mesquite, oak, pecan, alder, maple, and fruit-tree woods, such as apple, cherry, and plum, are commonly used for smoking. Other fuels besides wood can also be employed, sometimes with the addition of flavoring ingredients. Chinese tea-smoking uses a mixture of uncooked rice, sugar, and tea, heated at the base of a wok. Some North American ham and bacon makers smoke their products over burning corncobs. Peat is burned to dry and smoke the barley malt used to make whisky and some beers. In New Zealand, sawdust from the native manuka is commonly used for hot smoking fish. In Iceland, dried sheep dung is used to cold-smoke fish, lamb, mutton, and whale. Historically, farms in the Western world included a small building termed the smokehouse, where meats could be smoked and stored. This was generally well-separated from other buildings both because of the fire danger and because of the smoke emanations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Smoking

    Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or something similar to tobacco.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smoking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3611

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smoking' in Nouns Frequency: #2691

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of smoking in a Sentence

  1. Jamal Khashoggi:

    That's as close to a smoking gun or a slam dunk as you'll ever come, but you're never going use that terminology per se.

  2. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji:

    This photo shows a building where anyone can pen verses and hang them on the wall -- their own creations or an old favorite, it's also a place for drinking tea and smoking hookah.

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Grief, after all, is like smoking in a damp country — what was at first a necessity becomes afterwards an indulgence.

  4. Stan Hays:

    We'll teach them the basics of grilling and smoking, we'll show them about competition barbecue and the camaraderie that offers... and we'll teach them what we do in BBQ deployments and hopefully get more volunteers.

  5. Gregory Conley:

    It is critical that adult smokers understand that nothing in this study will change the conclusions of respected organizations like the Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England, both of which have estimated that vaping is at least 95 % less risky than smoking.

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