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English Dictionary: smoke by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
smoke
n
  1. a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas [syn: smoke, fume]
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): smoke, smoking
  3. an indication of some hidden activity; "with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"
  4. something with no concrete substance; "his dreams all turned to smoke"; "it was just smoke and mirrors"
  5. tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
    Synonym(s): roll of tobacco, smoke
  6. street names for marijuana
    Synonym(s): pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane
  7. the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
    Synonym(s): smoke, smoking
  8. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
    Synonym(s): fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet
v
  1. inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
  2. emit a cloud of fine particles; "The chimney was fuming"
    Synonym(s): fume, smoke
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smoke \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. [bd]Smoking the temple.[b8] --Chaucer.
  
      3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
  
                     I alone Smoked his true person, talked with him.
                                                                              --Chapman.
  
                     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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smoke \Smoke\, n. [AS. smoca, fr. sme[a2]can to smoke; akin to
      LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm[94]g, G. schmauch, and perh. to
      Gr. [?][?][?] to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith. smaugti
      to choke.]
      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
            chimney.
  
      {Smoke sail} (Naut.), a small sail in the lee of the galley
            stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on
            deck.
  
      {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
            smoke.
  
      {To end in smoke}, to burned; hence, to be destroyed or
            ruined; figuratively, to come to nothing.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smoke \Smoke\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smoked}; p. pr. & vb n.
      {Smoking}.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen,
      Dan. sm[94]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.
                                                                              20.
  
      3. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
  
                     Proud of his steeds, he smokes along the field.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      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.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   smoke vi.   1. To {crash} or blow up, usually spectacularly.
   "The new version smoked, just like the last one."   Used for both
   hardware (where it often describes an actual physical event), and
   software (where it's merely colorful).   2. [from automotive slang]
   To be conspicuously fast.   "That processor really smokes."   Compare
   {magic smoke}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   smoke
  
      1. To {crash} or blow up, usually spectacularly. "The new
      version smoked, just like the last one."   Used for both
      hardware (where it often describes an actual physical event),
      and software (where it's merely colourful).
  
      2. [Automotive slang] To be conspicuously fast.   "That
      processor really smokes."   Compare {magic smoke}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
  
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