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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 ?
I smell bad men," he growled--"the worst men I ever smelt.
His employer instantly asked him if he smelt anything.
But few people were killed at these feast, though there was a great Ingomboco, or witch-hunt, and many were smelt out by the witch- doctors as working magic against the king.
Then they crept round and round the great ring like cats; then they threw themselves upon the earth and smelt it.
It was I, my father, I who was about to be smelt out; and if I was smelt out I should be killed with all my house, for the king's oath would scarcely avail me against the witch-doctors.
said the king to those who had been smelt out; "and ye who have hunted out their wickedness, stand ye with those who named Mopo, son of Makedama.
Then the male Isanusis began, and I could see well that by this time their hearts were fearful, for they smelt a snare.
And when this company had been ordered to stand aside also together with those whom they had smelt out, the king called aloud to the last of the witch-doctors, asking him of his name and tribe, and why he alone did not do his office.
he said, pointing to the crowd of us who had been smelt out.
A peculiar and not very pleasant smell was smelt in the sea.
He smelt the awful odor, saw the dirt, disorder, and miserable condition, and heard the groans, and felt that nothing could be done to help.
John Joiner smelt the pudding; but he regretted that he had not time to stay to dinner, because he had just finished making a wheel-barrow for Miss Potter, and she had ordered two hen-coops.