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smelt 1

 (smĕlt)
v. smelt·ed, smelt·ing, smelts
v.tr.
To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents.
v.intr.
To melt or fuse. Used of ores.

[Dutch or Low German smelten, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

smelt 2

 (smĕlt)
n. pl. smelts or smelt
Any of various small silvery marine, freshwater, and anadromous food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Osmerus mordax of North America and O. eperlanus of Europe.

[Middle English, from Old English; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

smelt 3

 (smĕlt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of smell.

smelt

(smɛlt)
vb
(Metallurgy) (tr) to extract (a metal) from (an ore) by heating
[C15: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch smelten; related to Old High German smelzan to melt]

smelt

(smɛlt)
n, pl smelt or smelts
(Animals) any marine or freshwater salmonoid food fish of the family Osmeridae, such as Osmerus eperlanus of Europe, having a long silvery body and occurring in temperate and cold northern waters
[Old English smylt; related to Dutch, Danish smelt, Norwegian smelta, German Schmelz]

smelt

(smɛlt)
vb
a past tense and past participle of smell

smelt1

(smɛlt)

v.t.
1. to fuse or melt (ore) so as to separate the metal in it.
2. to obtain or refine (metal) in this way.
[1535–45; probably < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German smelten, c. Old High German smelzan]

smelt2

(smɛlt)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) smelt, (esp. for kinds or species) smelts.
any of various small, silvery food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in northern waters.
[before 900]

smelt3

(smɛlt)

v.
a pt. and pp. of smell.

smelt

(smĕlt)
To melt ores in order to extract the metals they contain.

smelt


Past participle: smelted
Gerund: smelting

Imperative
smelt
smelt
Present
I smelt
you smelt
he/she/it smelts
we smelt
you smelt
they smelt
Preterite
I smelted
you smelted
he/she/it smelted
we smelted
you smelted
they smelted
Present Continuous
I am smelting
you are smelting
he/she/it is smelting
we are smelting
you are smelting
they are smelting
Present Perfect
I have smelted
you have smelted
he/she/it has smelted
we have smelted
you have smelted
they have smelted
Past Continuous
I was smelting
you were smelting
he/she/it was smelting
we were smelting
you were smelting
they were smelting
Past Perfect
I had smelted
you had smelted
he/she/it had smelted
we had smelted
you had smelted
they had smelted
Future
I will smelt
you will smelt
he/she/it will smelt
we will smelt
you will smelt
they will smelt
Future Perfect
I will have smelted
you will have smelted
he/she/it will have smelted
we will have smelted
you will have smelted
they will have smelted
Future Continuous
I will be smelting
you will be smelting
he/she/it will be smelting
we will be smelting
you will be smelting
they will be smelting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smelting
you have been smelting
he/she/it has been smelting
we have been smelting
you have been smelting
they have been smelting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smelting
you will have been smelting
he/she/it will have been smelting
we will have been smelting
you will have been smelting
they will have been smelting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smelting
you had been smelting
he/she/it had been smelting
we had been smelting
you had been smelting
they had been smelting
Conditional
I would smelt
you would smelt
he/she/it would smelt
we would smelt
you would smelt
they would smelt
Past Conditional
I would have smelted
you would have smelted
he/she/it would have smelted
we would have smelted
you would have smelted
they would have smelted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smelt - small cold-water silvery fishsmelt - small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water
smelt - small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
fish - the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
American smelt, rainbow smelt - common smelt of eastern North America and Alaska
European smelt, sparling - common smelt of Europe
2.smelt - small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Osmerus mordax, rainbow smelt - important marine and landlocked food fish of eastern North America and Alaska
Osmerus eperlanus, sparling, European smelt - the common smelt of Europe
capelan, capelin, caplin - very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes
smelt - small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water
Verb1.smelt - extract (metals) by heating
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
Translations
يَصْهَر المَعادِن
tavit
udsmelte
bræîa
kausēt
taviť
ergitmekizabe etmek

smelt

2 [smelt] VTfundir

smelt

3 [smelt] N (= fish) → eperlano m

smelt

[ˈsmɛlt]
pt
pp of smell
vt [+ ore] → fondre

smelt

2
vt oreschmelzen; (= refine)verhütten

smelt

3
n pl <-(s)> (= fish)Stint m

smelt

2 [smɛlt] vt (ore) → fondere

smelt1

(smelt) verb
to melt (ore) in order to separate metal from waste.
References in classic literature ?
And there we see a fly,--one of your common house-flies, such as are always buzzing on the window-pane,--which has smelt out Governor Pyncheon, and alights, now on his forehead, now on his chin, and now, Heaven help us
A wolf, it is said -- but here the tale has surely lapsed into the improbable -- came up and smelt of Pearl's robe, and offered his savage head to be patted by her hand.
But wherefore it was that after having repeatedly smelt the sea as a merchant sailor, I should now take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage; this the invisible police officer of the Fates, who has the constant surveillance of me, and secretly dogs me, and influences me in some unaccountable way --he can better answer than any one else.
A peculiar and not very pleasant smell was smelt in the sea.
In an hour or so the packing houses would be closing and the men coming in from their work; and they would not come into a place that smelt of Jurgis.
True," said George, "but it seems as if I smelt the free air, and it makes me strong.
Jim smelt it and bit it and rubbed it, and said he would manage so the hair-ball would think it was good.
He surveyed the prize; walked around it; smelt at it from a safe distance; walked around it again; grew bolder, and took a closer smell; then lifted his lip and made a gingerly snatch at it, just missing it; made another, and another; began to enjoy the diversion; subsided to his stomach with the beetle between his paws, and continued his experiments; grew weary at last, and then indifferent and absent-minded.
This done, I lingered yet a little longer: the flowers smelt so sweet as the dew fell; it was such a pleasant evening, so serene, so warm; the still glowing west promised so fairly another fine day on the morrow; the moon rose with such majesty in the grave east.
I smelt the rich scent of the heating spices; and admired the shining kitchen utensils, the polished clock, decked in holly, the silver mugs ranged on a tray ready to be filled with mulled ale for supper; and above all, the speckless purity of my particular care - the scoured and well-swept floor.
An' th' cottage all smelt o' nice, clean hot bakin' an' there was a good fire, an' they just shouted for joy.
Carton, who smelt of port wine, and did not appear to be quite sober, laughed then, and turned to Darnay: