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, smoking(noun)

    the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

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

  2. smoke, smoking(adj)

    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. smoking(adj)

    emitting smoke in great volume

    "a smoking fireplace"

Wiktionary

  1. smoking(Noun)

    The inhalation of tobacco, or use substances.

    Smoking is permitted.

  2. smoking(Adjective)

    Giving off smoke.

  3. smoking(Adjective)

    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

How to pronounce smoking?

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How to say smoking in sign language?

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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. Robert Spengler:

    Our study implies that knowledge of cannabis smoking and specific high-chemical-producing varieties of the cannabis plant were among the cultural traditions that spread along these exchange routes, modern perspectives on cannabis vary tremendously cross-culturally, but it is clear that the plant has a long history of human use, medicinally, ritually, and recreationally, over countless millennia.

  2. Thomas Eissenberg:

    This important study adds to the growing literature demonstrating that water pipe tobacco smoking exposes user to many of the same smoke toxicants to which cigarette smokers are exposed.

  3. Douglas Vaughan:

    It looks like cigarette smoking has a more powerful effect than the other lifestyle changes or behaviors. Certainly, maintaining a reasonable body-mass index is a great way to protect oneself against the development of diabetes.

  4. Public Information Phil Walzak:

    The working group is reviewing possession and public smoking of marijuana to ensure enforcement is consistent with the values of fairness and trust, while also promoting public safety and addressing community concerns.

  5. Suzanne McColley:

    I said to him 'Well I know you know that your smoking affects your health, but did you know it affects your grandson’s health? he was not aware of that and as soon as he learned that he made a commitment to quit smoking. He quit smoking and has been smoke free for over ten years.

Images & Illustrations of smoking

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