smoke /ˈsmok/ 動詞
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.
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.
Syn: -- Fume; reek; vapor.
Smoke, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smoked p. pr. & vb n. Smoking.]
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.
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.”
3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
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.
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: 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
6: street names for marijuana [syn: pot, grass, green
goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, skunk,
locoweed, Mary Jane]
7: the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went
outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks" [syn: smoking]
8: (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung
late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but
smoke" [syn: fastball, heater, 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"