smith

noun
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Definition of smith

 (Entry 1 of 15)

1 : a worker in metals : blacksmith
2 : maker often used in combination gunsmithtunesmith

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Adam 1723–1790 Scottish economist

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Alfred Emanuel 1873–1944 American politician

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Bessie 1894–1937 American blues singer

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Dame Maggie 1934–     Margaret Natalie Smith British actress

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David 1906–1965 American sculptor

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George E(lwood) 1930–     American physicist

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John circa 1580–1631 English explorer and colonist

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Joseph 1805–1844 American founder of Mormon Church

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Michael 1932–2000 Canadian (British-born) biochemist

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Stevie 1902–1971 originally Florence Margaret Smith British poet

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Sydney 1771–1845 English essayist

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Vernon Lomax 1927–     American economist

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Walter Be*dell \ bə-​ˈdel How to pronounce Smith (audio) \ 1895–1961 American general and diplomat

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William 1769–1839 English geologist

Examples of smith in a Sentence

Noun Ancient smiths developed the techniques needed to make metal tools.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the armed forces tournament, eight members redeploy to the forge and go head-to-head against one other smith in a five-hour battle. Washington Post, 21 July 2021 Gränsfors Bruk axe heads are stamped with the initials of the smith who forged them. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 12 May 2020 Every custom smith either began by imitating the Model 3 or currently does and calls it by another name. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 23 Sep. 2019 Folders are the true test of a smith’s skill as a machinist and designer. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 16 Feb. 2019 And those shopkeepers and smiths had been defeated, dismissed, and sent scurrying to the valley of misery. Richard Brady, National Review, 31 Aug. 2019 Water service has not been interrupted so far as the transition is already underway, Stutz smith said. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, 12 July 2019 Like The War On Drugs band leader Adam Granduciel, LeBlanc is a dedicated tune-smith and a relatively young man who unabashedly draws from music of the past. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2019 Nathan Rousseau smith shows us the little known perks to Prime. Frances Yue, USA TODAY, 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of smith

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for smith

Noun

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German smid smith and probably to Greek smilē wood-carving knife

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“Smith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smith. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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smith

noun

English Language Learners Definition of smith

: a person who makes things (such as tools or horseshoes) with iron

smith

noun
\ ˈsmith How to pronounce smith (audio) \

Kids Definition of smith

1 : a worker in metals

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