1. One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like.
Nor yet the smith hath learned to form a sword. --Tate.
2. One who makes or effects anything. [R.]
Smith, v. t. To beat into shape; to forge. [Obs.]
What smith that any [weapon] smitheth. --Piers Plowman.
n 1: Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe
from Great Britain (born in 1919) [syn: Ian Smith, Ian
2: United States sculptor (1906-1965) [syn: David Smith, David
3: United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic
songs (1909-1986) [syn: Kate Smith, Kathryn Elizabeth
4: United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she
could vote (1792-1886) [syn: Julia Evelina Smith]
5: United States blues singer (1894-1937) [syn: Bessie Smith]
6: religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830
(1805-1844) [syn: Joseph Smith]
7: English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown,
Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas
(1580-1631) [syn: John Smith, Captain John Smith]
8: Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free
trade (1723-1790) [syn: Adam Smith]
9: someone who works at something specified
10: someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it
is hot and malleable) [syn: metalworker]
The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of
Samuel to have a smith amongst them, lest they should make them
swords and spears (1 Sam. 13:19). Thus the Philistines sought to
make their conquest permanent (comp. 2 Kings 24:16).