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smoke - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'smoke' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Smoke [ n.]
- 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.
2 . Smoke [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'smoke' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . smoke [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
Example in sentence:
  • he showed batters nothing but smoke;
  • he swung late on the fastball
Meaning (2):
- the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
Example in sentence:
  • he went outside for a smoke;
  • smoking stinks
Meaning (3):
- something with no concrete substance
Example in sentence:
  • his dreams all turned to smoke;
  • it was just smoke and mirrors
Meaning (4):
- a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
Example in sentence:
  • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles
Meaning (5):
- an indication of some hidden activity
Example in sentence:
  • with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere
6 . smoke [ v]
Meaning (6):
- inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
Example in sentence:
  • Do you smoke?;
  • We never smoked marijuana
Meaning (7):
- emit a cloud of fine particles
Example in sentence:
  • The chimney was fuming