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English Dictionary: smoking by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
smoking
adj
  1. emitting smoke in great volume; "a smoking fireplace"
n
  1. the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
    Synonym(s): smoke, smoking
  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
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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smoking \Smok"ing\,
      a. & n. from {Smoke}.
  
      {Smoking bean} (Bot.), the long pod of the catalpa, or
            Indian-bean tree, often smoked by boys as a substitute for
            cigars.
  
      {Smoking car}, a railway car carriage reserved for the use of
            passengers who smoke tobacco.
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