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  6  definitions  found 
 
  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.  ``Smoking  the  temple.''  --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['o]can  to  smoke;  akin  to 
  LG  &  D.  smook  smoke,  Dan.  sm["o]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["o]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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  smoke 
  n  1:  a  cloud  of  fine  particles  suspended  in  a  gas  [syn:  {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"  [syn:  {smoking}] 
  3:  an  indication  of  some  hidden  activity;  "with  all  that  smoke 
  there  must  be  a  fire  somewhere" 
  4:  (informal)  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  [syn:  {roll 
  of  tobacco}] 
  6:  the  dried  leaves  of  the  hemp  plant;  smoked  or  chewed  for 
  euphoric  effect  [syn:  {cannabis},  {marijuana},  {ganja},  {pot}, 
  {grass},  {marihuana},  {dope},  {weed},  {gage},  {sess},  {sens}, 
  {skunk},  {Mary  Jane}] 
  7:  the  act  of  smoking  tobacco  or  other  substances;  "he  went 
  outside  for  a  smoke";  "smoking  stinks"  [syn:  {smoking}] 
  8:  a  baseball  thrown  with  maximum  velocity;  "he  swung  late  on 
  the  fastball";  "He  showed  the  batters  nothing  but  smoke" 
  [syn:  {fastball},  {heater},  {hummer},  {bullet}] 
  v  1:  inhale  and  exhale  smoke  from  cigarettes,  cigars,  pipes;  "We 
  never  smoked  marijuana";  "Di  you  smoke?" 
  2:  emit  fumes  [syn:  {fume}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  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  (13  Mar  01)  [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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