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Definition of Smoke


  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.
  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.
  5. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.
  6. Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.
  7. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
  8. 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.
  9. To suffer severely; to be punished.
  10. 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.
  11. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.
  12. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
  13. To ridicule to the face; to quiz.
  14. To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.
  15. 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.

Smoke Quotations

So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.
Damien Hirst

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. - Benjamin Disraeli
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Benjamin Disraeli

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week. I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great. I can run a marathon, you know.
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.
Mark Twain
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Smoke Translations

smoke in Afrikaans is rook
smoke in Dutch is smoken, roken
smoke in Finnish is savuta
smoke in German is Rauch, Rauchen, Rauch
smoke in Italian is fumo, fumare
smoke in Portuguese is fumo
smoke in Spanish is fumar, humo
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