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black·smith

 (blăk′smĭth′)
n.
1. One that forges and shapes iron with an anvil and hammer.
2. One that makes, repairs, and fits horseshoes.

[From the color of iron.]

black′smith′ing n.

blacksmith

(ˈblækˌsmɪθ)
n
(Metallurgy) an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc
[C14: see black, smith]

black•smith

(ˈblækˌsmɪθ)

n.
1. a person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
2. a person who forges objects of iron.
[1250–1300]
black′smith`ing, n.

Blacksmith

One who works in iron and repairs iron implements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Blacksmith - a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvilblacksmith - a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
farrier, horseshoer - a person who shoes horses
metalworker, smith - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
Translations
حَدّاد
kovář
grovsmed
hevosenkengittäjäseppä
kovačkovačica
patkolókovács
járnsmiîur
鍛冶屋
kovač

blacksmith

[ˈblæksmɪθ] Nherrero/a m/f
blacksmith's (forge)herrería f

blacksmith

[ˈblæksmɪθ] nforgeron mblack spot n
(on road)point m noir
(= bad area for sth) → point m noirblack-tie black tie
adj [dinner, function] → en tenue de soirée, habillé(e)
n
to wear black tie → porter un smoking

blacksmith

[ˈblækˌsmɪθ] nfabbro ferraio

black

(blӕk) adjective
1. of the colour in which these words are printed. black paint.
2. without light. a black night; The night was black and starless.
3. dirty. Your hands are black!; black hands from lifting coal.
4. without milk. black coffee.
5. evil. black magic.
6. (often offensive. currently acceptable in the United States, South Africa etc) Negro, of African, West Indian descent.
7. (especially South Africa) coloured; of mixed descent (increasingly used by people of mixed descent to refer to themselves).
noun
1. the colour in which these words are printed. Black and white are opposites.
2. something (eg paint) black in colour. I've used up all the black.
3. (often with capital. often offensive: currently acceptable in the United states, South Africa etc) a Negro; a person of African, West Indian etc descent.
verb
to make black.
ˈblackness noun
ˈblacken verb
1. to make or become black. The sky blackened before the storm.
2. to make to seem bad. She blackened his character.
3. to clean with black polish. He blackened his boots.
black art/magic
magic performed for evil reasons. He tries to practise black magic.
ˈblackbird noun
a dark-coloured bird of the thrush family.
ˈblackboard noun
a dark-coloured board for writing on in chalk (used especially in schools).
black box
a built-in machine for automatic recording of the details of a plane's flight. They found the black box two miles away from the wreckage of the crashed plane.
the Black Death noun
the plague that killed large numbers of people in Europe in the 14th to 18th centuries.
black eye
an eye with bad bruising around it (eg from a punch). George gave me a black eye.
ˈblackhead noun
a small black-topped lump in a pore of the skin, especially of the face.
ˈblacklist noun
a list of people who are out of favour etc.
verb
to put (a person etc) on such a list.
ˈblackmail verb
to obtain money illegally from (a person), usually by threatening to make known something which the victim wants to keep secret.
noun
the act of blackmailing. money got by blackmail.
ˈblackmailer noun
Black Maria (məˈraiə)
a prison van. The policeman took the three suspects to the police station in a Black Maria.
black market
(a place for) the illegal buying and selling, at high prices, of goods that are scarce, rationed etc. coffee on the black market.
black marketeer
a person who sells goods on the black market.
ˈblackout noun
1. a period of darkness produced by putting out all lights. Accidents increase during a blackout.
2. a ban (on news etc). a blackout of news about the coup.
3. a period of unconsciousness. He has had several blackouts during his illness.
4. a brief, temporary loss of memory, as when an actor forgets his/her lines.
5. (also outage) a period of a general power failure.
6. (in the theatre) the putting out of the stage lights at the end of a scene etc.
black sheep
a member of a family or group who is unsatisfactory in some way. My brother is the black sheep of the family.
ˈblacksmith noun
a person who makes and repairs by hand things made of iron. The blacksmith made a new shoe for the horse.
black and blue
badly bruised. After the fight the boy was all black and blue.
black out
to lose consciousness. He blacked out for almost a minute.
in black and white
in writing or print. Would you put that down in black and white?
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to live for nothing but his religion; but there were some who said (notably the blacksmith, who was a Presbyterian) that it was a love of Gothic architecture rather than of God, and that his haunting of the church like a ghost was only another and purer turn of the almost morbid thirst for beauty which sent his brother raging after women and wine.
So Peter Hovenden and his daughter Annie plodded on without further conversation, until in a by-street of the town they found themselves passing the open door of a blacksmith's shop.
He was a blacksmith's apprentice, and was earning but slightly more than I.
Joe Gargery, who married the blacksmith. As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for their days were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones.
she asked despairingly, and seemed to glimpse a vision of all her future life stretched out before her, with always the form and face of the burly blacksmith pursuing her.
A blacksmith's forge, which had been set up in the shelter of a grove near the beach, attracted so great a crowd, that it required the utmost efforts of the sentries posted around to keep the inquisitive multitude at a sufficient distance to allow the workmen to ply their vocation.
He took an interest in everything that was going forward, but was particularly frequent in his visits to the blacksmith's shop; tasking the labors of the artificer in iron for every state, insomuch that the necessary business of the factory was often postponed to attend to his requisitions.
Striking through the thought of his dear ones was sound which he could neither ignore nor understand, a sharp, distinct, metallic percussion like the stroke of a blacksmith's hammer upon the anvil; it had the same ringing quality.
Lorry, clearing his throat, "we will call--Blacksmith's work, Blacksmith's work.
Forward, the red flame of the forge is seen, where the blacksmith is at work.) Drat the file, and drat the bone!
"Now," said he, doubling his great, heavy fist into something resembling a blacksmith's hammer, "d'ye see this fist?
Tom couldn't back down after all this, so he said, "All right, unchain him;" and the blacksmith done it, and we started home and left that old man laughing yet.