Definitions for: Smoke

[n] (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
[n] the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
[n] a soft drug consisting of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
[n] tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
[n] (informal) something with no concrete substance; "his dreams all turned to smoke"; "it was just smoke and mirrors"
[n] an indication of some hidden activity; "with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"
[n] a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
[n] 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"
[v] inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
[v] emit fumes

Webster (1913) Definition: Smoke, n. [AS. smoca, fr. sme['o]can to smoke; akin to
LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm["o]g, G. schmauch, and perh. to
Gr. ??? to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith. smaugti to
1. 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.

Note: The gases of hydrocarbons, raised to a red heat or
thereabouts, without a mixture of air enough to produce
combustion, disengage their carbon in a fine powder,
forming smoke. The disengaged carbon when deposited on
solid bodies is soot.

2. That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.

3. Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk. --Shak.

4. The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a
smoke. [Colloq.]

Note: Smoke is sometimes joined with other word. forming
self-explaining compounds; as, smoke-consuming,
smoke-dried, smoke-stained, etc.

Smoke arch, the smoke box of a locomotive.

Smoke ball (Mil.), a ball or case containing a composition
which, when it burns, sends forth thick smoke.

Smoke black, lampblack. [Obs.]

Smoke board, a board suspended before a fireplace to
prevent the smoke from coming out into the room.

Smoke box, a chamber in a boiler, where the smoke, etc.,
from the furnace is collected before going out at the

Smoke sail (Naut.), a small sail in the lee of the galley
stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on

Smoke tree (Bot.), a shrub (Rhus Cotinus) in which the
flowers are mostly abortive and the panicles transformed
into tangles of plumose pedicels looking like wreaths of

To end in smoke, to burned; hence, to be destroyed or
ruined; figuratively, to come to nothing.

Syn: Fume; reek; vapor.

Smoke, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smoked; p. pr. & vb n.
Smoking.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen,
Dan. sm["o]ge. See Smoke, n.]
1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of
vapor or exhalation; to reek.

Hard by a cottage chimney smokes. --Milton.

2. Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.

The anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke
agains. that man. --Deut. xxix.

3. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.

Proud of his steeds, he smokes along the field.

4. 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.

5. To suffer severely; to be punished.

Some of you shall smoke for it in Rome. --Shak.

Smoke, v. t.
1. 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.

2. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense;
to perfume. ``Smoking the temple.'' --Chaucer.

3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.

I alone Smoked his true person, talked with him.

He was first smoked by the old Lord Lafeu. --Shak.

Upon that . . . I began to smoke that they were a
parcel of mummers. --Addison.

4. To ridicule to the face; to quiz. [Old Slang]

5. To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn
or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.

6. 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.

Synonyms: bullet, cannabis, dope, fastball, fume, fume, gage, ganja, grass, heater, hummer, marihuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, pot, roll of tobacco, sens, sess, skunk, smoking, smoking, weed

See Also: Acapulco gold, aerosol, baccy, breathe in, breathe out, breathing, butt, chain-smoke, cigar, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, consume, delivery, drag, emit, evaporation, exhale, expire, external respiration, fag, give off, give out, gun smoke, have, hemp, indicant, indication, ingest, inhale, inspire, insubstantiality, joint, marijuana cigarette, Mexican green, pitch, puff, puff, puffing, pull, reefer, respiration, slider, smother, soft drug, spliff, stick, take, take in, tobacco, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour, ventilation, whiff

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