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smith

 (smĭth)
n.
1. A metalworker, especially one who works metal when it is hot and malleable. Often used in combination: a silversmith; a goldsmith.
2. A blacksmith.
3. One who makes or works at something specified. Often used in combination: a locksmith; a wordsmith.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

smith

(smɪθ)
n
1. (Metallurgy)
a. a person who works in metal, esp one who shapes metal by hammering
b. (in combination): a silversmith.
2. (Metallurgy) See blacksmith
[Old English; related to Old Norse smithr, Old High German smid, Middle Low German smīde jewellery, Greek smilē carving knife]

Smith

(smɪθ)
n
1. (Biography) Adam. 1723–90, Scottish economist and philosopher, whose influential book The Wealth of Nations (1776) advocated free trade and private enterprise and opposed state interference
2. (Biography) Alexander McCall. born 1948, Scottish writer and academic, born in Zimbabwe. His novels include The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998), The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) and 44 Scotland Street (2005)
3. (Biography) Bessie, known as Empress of the Blues. 1894–1937, US blues singer and songwriter
4. (Biography) Delia. born 1941, British cookery writer and broadcaster: her publications include The Complete Cookery Course (1982)
5. (Biography) F.E. See (1st Earl of) Birkenhead2
6. (Biography) Ian (Douglas). 1919–2007, Zimbabwean statesman; prime minister of Rhodesia (1964–79). He declared independence from Britain unilaterally (1965)
7. (Biography) John. ?1580–1631, English explorer and writer, who helped found the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia. He was reputedly saved by the Indian chief's daughter Pocahontas from execution by her tribe. Among his works is a Description of New England (1616)
8. (Biography) John. 1938–94, British Labour politician; leader of the Labour Party 1992–94
9. (Biography) Joseph. 1805–44, US religious leader; founder of the Mormon Church
10. (Biography) Dame Maggie. born 1934, British actress. She has appeared in the films The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1988), The Secret Garden (1993), Gosford Park (2001), the Harry Potter series (2001–11), and in the TV series Downton Abbey (from 2010)
11. (Biography) Stevie, real name Florence Margaret Smith. 1902–71, British poet. Her works include Novel on Yellow Paper (1936), and the poems 'A Good Time was had by All' (1937) and 'Not Waving but Drowning' (1957)
12. (Biography) Sydney. 1771–1845, British clergyman and writer, noted for The Letters of Peter Plymley (1807–08), in which he advocated Catholic emancipation
13. (Biography) Will(ard Christopher). born 1968, US film actor and rap singer; star of the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990–96), the Men In Black series of films (1997–2012), Ali (2001), and I Robot (2004)
14. (Biography) Wilbur. born 1933, British novelist, born in Zambia. His novels include Where the Lion Feeds (1964), Monsoon (1999) and The Quest (2007)
15. (Biography) William. 1769–1839, English geologist, who founded the science of stratigraphy by proving that rock strata could be dated by the fossils they contained

smith

(smɪθ)

n.
1. a worker in metal.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Frisian smith, Old High German smid, Old Norse smithr, Gothic -smitha]

Smith

(smɪθ)

n.
1. Adam, 1723–90, Scottish economist.
2. Alfred E(manuel), 1873–1944, U.S. political leader.
3. Bessie, 1894?–1937, U.S. singer.
4. Betty W(ehner), 1904–72, U.S. novelist and playwright.
5. David, 1906–65, U.S. sculptor.
6. Edmond Kirby, 1824–93, Confederate general in the Civil War.
7. John, 1580–1631, English adventurer and colonist in Virginia.
8. Joseph, 1805–44, U.S. religious leader: founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
9. Leon Polk, born 1906, U.S. painter.
10. Lillian, 1897?–1966, U.S. writer and civil-rights activist.
11. Margaret Chase, 1897–1995, U.S. politician.
12. Stevie, 1902?–71, English poet.
13. Sydney, 1771–1845, English clergyman, writer, and wit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Smith - Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
2.smith - United States sculptor (1906-1965)Smith - United States sculptor (1906-1965)  
3.Smith - United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)
4.Smith - United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886)
5.Smith - United States blues singer (1894-1937)
6.smith - religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844)Smith - religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844)
7.smith - English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, VirginiaSmith - English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
8.smith - Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)Smith - Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)
9.smith - someone who works at something specified
arrowsmith - a maker of arrows
gunsmith - someone who makes or repairs guns
locksmith - someone who makes or repairs locks
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
tinner, tinsmith - someone who makes or repairs tinware
10.smith - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)smith - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
blacksmith - a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
forger - someone who operates a forge
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
Translations
حَدّادعامِل طَرْق المَعادِن
kovářkovotepeczlatník
grovsmedsmed
SchmidtSchmiedSchmittSchmid
seppä
kovačkovačica
kovácsfegyverkovácsfémmûves
e-r sem fæst viî málmsmíîarjárnsmiîur
kalvė-kalys
ieroču kalējskalējssudrabkaliszeltkalis
kovač
kovač
smed
demircimaden zanaatkârınalbant
коваль
…匠锻工

smith

[smɪθ] Nherrero/a m/f

smith

[ˈsmɪθ] n (also blacksmith) → forgeron m

smith

nSchmied(in) m(f)

smith

[smɪθ] nfabbro

smith

(smiθ) noun
1. a blacksmith.
2. a person whose job is to work with a particular metal, or make a particular type of article. a goldsmith; a silversmith; a gunsmith.
smithy (smiði) , (-θi) noun
the workshop of a blacksmith.
References in classic literature ?
No one knew his first name, and in general he was known in the country as Beauty Smith.
Old Max told me all this, for it happened a good while ago; but shortly before Ginger and I came Smith had been taken back again.
Miss Hamilton, now Mrs Smith, had shewn her kindness in one of those periods of her life when it had been most valuable.
Smith this was another evidence of her stupidity; on the other hand, her want of charm, in view of Smith's well-known frivolousness, was a great rec- commendation.
Smith, whom no harm, no trouble, no wicked lies of evil people can ever touch.
At the appointed hour Elder William Hitch rose, and, in an irritated voice, as if he had already been contradicted, said, "I tell you that Joe Smith is a martyr, that his brother Hiram is a martyr, and that the persecutions of the United States Government against the prophets will also make a martyr of Brigham Young.
The publican was fighting one of the smiths at the door, and when the workmen came out the smith, wrenching himself free from the tavern keeper, fell face downward on the pavement.
Smith, now in this neighbourhood (I have dined with him, at Hurst and Wilford), who is just come from Langford where he was a fortnight with her ladyship, and who is therefore well qualified to make the communication.
Smith and his colleague exchanged glances, and the latter drew his chief on one side.
Smith," said Holmes, shrugging his shoulders, "You are frightening yourself about nothing.
Smith has this morning exercised the privilege of riches upon a poor dependent cousin, by sending me on business to London.
Goddard, requesting, in most respectful terms, to be allowed to bring Miss Smith with her; a most welcome request: for Miss Smith was a girl of seventeen, whom Emma knew very well by sight, and had long felt an interest in, on account of her beauty.