smith

play
noun \ˈsmith\

Definition of smith

  1. 1 :  a worker in metals :  blacksmith

  2. 2 :  maker —often used in combination gunsmith tunesmith

Examples of smith in a sentence

  1. Ancient smiths developed the techniques needed to make metal tools.

Origin and Etymology of smith

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


Smith

play
biographical name \ˈsmith\

Definition of Smith

  1. Adam 1723–1790 Scottish economist


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Alfred Emanuel 1873–1944 American politician


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Bessie 1894–1937 American blues singer


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Dame Maggie 1934–     Margaret Natalie Smith British actress


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. David 1906–1965 American sculptor


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. George E(lwood) 1930–     American physicist


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. John circa 1580–1631 English explorer and colonist


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Joseph 1805–1844 American founder of Mormon Church


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Michael 1932–2000 Canadian (British-born) biochemist


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Stevie 1902–1971 originally Florence Margaret Smith British poet


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Sydney 1771–1845 English essayist


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Vernon Lomax 1927–     American economist


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. Walter Be*dellplay \bə-ˈdel\ 1895–1961 American general and diplomat


Smith

biographical name

Definition of Smith

  1. William 1769–1839 English geologist


SMITH Defined for English Language Learners

smith

play
noun \ˈsmith\

Definition of smith for English Language Learners

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


SMITH Defined for Kids

smith

play
noun \ˈsmith\

Definition of smith for Students

  1. 1 :  a worker in metals

  2. 2 :  blacksmith



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up smith? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

acid in temper, mood, or tone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!