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a fire/smoke alarm
▪ A fire alarm went off and the building had to be evacuated.
a smoking area
▪ Employers do not have to provide smoking areas.
burning/blazing/smoking wreckage
▪ He managed to crawl away from the burning wreckage.
cigarette smoke
▪ The room was full of cigarette smoke.
cigarette smoking
▪ Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is bad for you.
drink/smoke heavily
▪ Paul was drinking heavily by then.
fresh/smoked salmon
pall of smoke/dust/ash etc
▪ A pall of thick grey smoke hung over the buildings.
passive smoking
plume of smoke/dust/gas/spray etc
▪ A black plume of smoke rose above the city.
puff of smoke/wind/air/steam etc
▪ The dragon disappeared in a puff of smoke.
smoke a cigarette
▪ Some of the boys were smoking cigarettes.
smoke alarm
▪ The smoke alarm went off.
smoke bomb
smoke detector
smoke dope
▪ Jeff used to smoke dope all the time.
smoke inhalation (=when you breathe smoke from a fire)
▪ One man was treated for smoke inhalation .
smoke signal
smoked fish (=left in smoke to give it a special taste)
▪ It was the finest smoked fish they had ever tasted.
smoked glass
smoking gun
smoking jacket
smoking pot
▪ Michael was smoking pot with some friends.
smoking room
thick with...smoke
▪ The air was thick with cigarette smoke.
wood smoke
▪ There was a smell of wood smoke.
▪ Afterwards, a huge black cloud of acrid smoke rose hundreds of feet above the town.
▪ An acrid smoke filled the room.
▪ Further attempts to fight the fire were abandoned as thick acrid smoke filled the department.
▪ Some workers, their faces blackened by the acrid smoke, fled in panic, escaping injury.
▪ When he arrived at the scene the shop was full of thick, acrid smoke.
▪ The acrid, half-burnt smoke, trapped by the overhead freeway structure, choked the spectators.
▪ He could smell above the all-pervading redolence of incense, the faint acrid smoke of the candle.
▪ Rubble and bloodstained corpses were scattered across the dockside, and acrid smoke from burning oil filled the air.
▪ There was no wind to bend the plume of black smoke rising from the hospital's incineration chimney.
▪ It sat stalled, the cabin shattered, with a column of black smoke rising from it.
▪ As dense black smoke swirled over the town, residents were told to stay indoors.
▪ Offshore a small tug belched black smoke as she struggled to pull a string of barges.
▪ Ragged black smoke led to the two-seater; the Pfalz scouts had gone, vanished.
▪ Smoke poured from the central chimney, the rich, black coal smoke from the furnace.
▪ A few hundred metres away I saw black smoke dissipating into the air.
▪ The only traffic in the whole area consisted of chugging yellow Navy tugboats which emitted heavy black smoke from their tall stacks.
▪ The News Thin blue smoke poured straight up from the freshly mortared chimney of the McCullochs' house in Weem.
▪ There was a blue smoke hung near the ceiling over her head.
▪ Quills of blue smoke rose out of the swinging ball.
▪ The blue smoke rises straight up, blending with the haze.
▪ There was blue smoke swaying around the room.
▪ The whole cabin was full of choking blue smoke and there was still no fire in the stove.
▪ They both turned and looked out across the fresh greenery sparkling in the April sunlight towards the solitary plume of blue smoke.
▪ A few tipis had blue smoke coming from their tops.
▪ As dense black smoke swirled over the town, residents were told to stay indoors.
▪ The candles were useless in the dense smoke, and it was many minutes before we could see.
▪ Standard polyurethane foam ignites rapidly, forming dense clouds of smoke and toxic vapour as it does so.
▪ Voice over Firefighters wearing special protective clothing made their way through the dense smoke towards the fuel flask.
▪ Great electrical bursts of dazzling blue and purple light explode behind copious amounts of dense smoke which obscures the entire stage.
▪ Remember, even a small fire can fill your home with dense and poisonous smoke in a couple of minutes.
▪ This shop is surely an outpost of hell, with its oppressive heat and dense clouds of smoke.
▪ Environmentalists have also criticised the dense smoke from buses which pollute the town centre.
▪ The room is full of smoke: nicotine has become the ambient atmosphere.
▪ My curiosity made me open the door, and I found the corridor full of smoke.
▪ The paddy was full of colored smoke, lavenders and yellows.
▪ The room will very quickly be full of smoke.
▪ Anyway, they had to call the fire brigade, the house was full of smoke.
▪ The air was full of cigarette smoke and chatter in several different languages.
▪ The house was full of smoke.
▪ The air was so thick with smoke that one could barely breathe!
▪ The thick pungent smoke from the spliff filled the car in no time as Firebug took long leisurely tokes and sat back.
▪ A thick, choking smoke arose but the rug began to burn and she dropped it with a cry.
▪ For the stunt, De Cagny trained Clovis to slink low to the ground with thick smoke overhead.
▪ All three were firing now, but the thick smoke was confusing them; they couldn't see properly through their masks.
▪ I can just barely make out the forms of the fire-fighters through the thick smoke.
▪ The air in the room grew thick with tobacco smoke.
▪ Flames shot up amidst coils of thick smoke that blackened our kitchen walls and ceiling.
▪ Without pause the explosions became a continuous bombardment, and thick, white smoke engulfed the courtyard, blotting out the sun.
▪ Different individuals marked with the white smoke.
▪ The last log sighs and stirs in the white smoke that eats it slowly.
▪ I saw white smoke streaming behind the gunships, about a mile ahead of us.
▪ A thick, milky white cloud of smoke belches from this factory's chimneys day and night.
▪ Below, almost straight ahead, white puffs of smoke opened up in the paddies just outside the village.
▪ The sun was going down, the power station laid a creased white sleeve of smoke against the darkening sky.
▪ The beautiful thing about white phosphorous is that it puts out white smoke that you can see through almost anything.
▪ My father went back to stirring the soup, which I could smell now above the cigar smoke.
▪ Hicks brushed aside the blue haze of his cigar and felt suddenly that he was trying to dispel more than cigar smoke.
▪ When the door opened a great smell of sweat and leather and stale cigar smoke rushed into the cold night air.
▪ That relatively small room appeared to be a forest of black dinner jackets, grey hair and cigar smoke.
▪ All he got in return was a blank stare and a cloud of fresh cigar smoke.
▪ Not another word, a sigh, no raised eyebrow or even an impatient puff of cigar smoke.
▪ She sobbed into his cashmere overcoat, smelling the peculiar odour of him, Old Spice and cigar smoke.
▪ The atmosphere was electric with anticipation and unbreathable with cigar smoke.
▪ Catriona decided not to mention that she hated cigarette smoke.
▪ The smell of stale beer and cigarette smoke spilled into the back-stage corridors as we groped along in search of my dressing room.
▪ The place always smells of beer, cigarette smoke, and cooking grease that should have been thrown out last week.
▪ He was passing the open door, caught the odour of cigarette smoke.
▪ She sensed that mummy was growing tense with all the heat and noise and cigarette smoke.
▪ Interestingly, it is apparently not the nicotine in cigarette smoke that induces liver enzymes to work more efficiently.
▪ Father and daughter were taken to Middlesbrough General Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
▪ Three of the people injured were brought to a local hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
▪ She needed treatment for smoke inhalation and minor burns.
▪ Fire investigators believe the man died of smoke inhalation.
▪ Eventually the Fire Service put the fire out, but by then both women had died from smoke inhalation.
▪ Serrin was treated for smoke inhalation and burns on his right arm and was listed in serious condition in a Gloucester hospital.
▪ Ten classrooms were gutted in the arson attack, and three fire fighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
▪ But the smoke plumes fascinated her.
▪ The first wells were set alight in February 1991 and their smoke plumes were clearly visible on satellite images of the region.
▪ Kersey blew smoke rings and watched them with approval.
▪ As he blew smoke rings, his eyes grew more thoughtful, worried, filmed over with sadness.
▪ She smiled, showing off her plump, tight little mouth, and blew a failed smoke ring.
▪ I have pointed out a couple of omissions, cheekily blowing a smoke ring through Walton's much more substantial one.
▪ Then, smelling tobacco smoke, the word Woodbine wound into my head.
▪ Smoking adds significantly to the risk because tobacco smoke bathes delicate cervical tissues in tar and nicotine.
▪ The interior was gloomy; tobacco smoke hung motionless in the thin air.
▪ Secondhand or environmental tobacco smoke causes 3, 000 lung cancers a year, Pirkle said.
▪ You smell whisky and old tobacco smoke.
▪ It treated primary and secondary tobacco smoke as identical though the latter is clearly diluted by contact with the surrounding environment.
▪ The air in the room grew thick with tobacco smoke.
▪ Firstly, chemical carcinogens in tobacco smoke might directly induce cervical carcinogenesis.
▪ There was a smell of wood smoke and flowers, and the house felt as warm and as kind as summer.
▪ I soon became a connoisseur of wood smoke.
▪ The smell of Gongshan is the smell of charcoal wood smoke.
▪ But now a donkey brayed and the faint chant of women drifted with wood smoke from the town.
▪ A rich aroma of manure and wood smoke, pungent to my effete nostrils.
▪ The cottage was redolent with the zesty smell of lemon overlaying the more familiar tang of polish, wine and wood smoke.
▪ After all, it wasn't that long ago that it was quite acceptable to belch smoke over the countryside.
▪ The fine sediments are fallout from a hydrothermal chimney that had been belching out smoke for years.
▪ The magazine in her hand plumed upwards in a long flame, belching smoke.
▪ Offshore a small tug belched black smoke as she struggled to pull a string of barges.
▪ Many London factories worked a twenty-four-hour day, and their chimneys only stopped belching smoke on Sundays.
▪ By the end of the evening she was puffing her cigarette and blowing the smoke at Miss Poole in the darkness.
▪ One or two chimneys blew smoke at the edge of the scheme.
▪ Winnie whips out a stogie and starts puffing away, blowing smoke over to your table.
▪ She blew smoke out, coughed, and handed him the cigarette and he took it without a word.
▪ People had been blowing cigarette smoke on to them for years.
▪ He lit one of the cigars which he smoked nonstop and blew rich smoke upwards.
▪ He gnawed at his thick lower lip or blew smoke in my direction.
▪ The gin flows and the room fills with smoke.
▪ The pub was filling and the smoke haze thickened as spirits rose.
▪ The watching team could see through the windows that the interior of the chamber quickly filled with smoke.
▪ But then the room was filled with light and smoke.
▪ The car was filling with smoke.
▪ Instead we sat silently in the cab as it slowly filled with smoke.
▪ Another passenger convinced her to leave the plane, which was quickly filling with a choking smoke.
▪ He inhaled the smoke with obvious pleasure.
▪ I inhaled a mouthful of smoke and let it out slowly.
▪ The cops got coffee and cigarettes and sandwiches, but I had to make do with inhaling their used smoke.
▪ Do not let the patient smoke, if possible.
▪ There was no wind to bend the plume of black smoke rising from the hospital's incineration chimney.
▪ That smoke rising from the chimney, for example, has never heard of time, space, qualities, or quantities.
▪ And up from the city of fumes and smoke rose a broiling cloud of steam, covering the stars.
▪ A huge column of dark red smoke rose to 1, 000 meters.
▪ Quills of blue smoke rose out of the swinging ball.
▪ Three times a day we hear steam whistles, and here and there are columns of smoke rising.
▪ In the distance smoke rose over the old city, where Hindu mobs were massacring Sikhs in reprisal for Indira's assassination.
▪ We aimed at the puffs of smoke we saw rising in front and on the left of us.
▪ Above the bare-branched trees on the edge of his vision he could see clouds of smoke.
▪ A motorist on Interstate 70 near New York Mountain had reported seeing smoke coming from the slope last week.
▪ Witnesses saw the jet belch smoke before it exploded into pieces.
▪ He saw no smoke or fire coming from the plane, Muelhaupt said.
▪ A few hundred metres away I saw black smoke dissipating into the air.
▪ These witnesses had heard an explosion and seen a column of smoke rise from behind a range of hills in Soviet territory.
▪ To see a black smoke is to see a body of ore actually being formed.
▪ I saw white smoke streaming behind the gunships, about a mile ahead of us.
▪ Then, smelling tobacco smoke, the word Woodbine wound into my head.
▪ For days, every time you step outside, you can still smell the smoke from this fire.
▪ He needed a bath and quickly, he imagined he could smell smoke and the sour stench of sweat from his skin.
▪ If you smell smoke, hit the floor, and crawl to the nearest exit.
▪ All the man could smell was the nasty smoke he was making.
▪ The apartment door was already standing open and the hallway smelled of stale smoke.
▪ He says that there will be no pollution, nothing will smell, no smoke will be seen.
▪ It began to seem that the room smelled like cigarette smoke.
pillar of dust/smoke/flame etc
▪ The incinerator became a roaring pillar of flame, its iron bars instantly glowing red hot.
▪ There was a pillar of smoke then, too.
put/stick that in your pipe and smoke it
smoke like a chimney
▪ She's only thirteen and she already smokes like a chimney.
▪ My granddad, who smoked like a chimney and lived to 97, was lucky enough never to encounter a promoter.
▪ The only sadness was that they all appeared to smoke like chimneys.
smoked salmon/bacon/sausage etc
▪ A practical nurse brought old red wine, a silver tray of smoked salmon, crumbled hard-boiled egg, capers and lemon.
▪ And then, there was the smoked salmon, last Friday's gift, brought to her flat just before suppertime.
▪ Eating smoked salmon while talking to Johnny Prescott had seemed to last a lifetime.
▪ Extrawurst or Fleischwurst is another lightly smoked sausage for eating cold but may also be poached or grilled.
▪ Hot-pressed sandwiches such as basil, mozzarella and tomato; lemon turkey; smoked salmon; and roast beef.
▪ It was even better than smoked salmon.
▪ The most interesting is Tramazzine, toasted pocket bread filled with smoked salmon or mushroom.
▪ Village wedding feasts may soon forsake smoked salmon canapés in favour of such things as Lincolnshire chine and Wiltshire porkies once again.
veil of mist/cloud/smoke etc
▪ The moon was hidden under a veil of clouds, and there was not a breath of wind.
▪ Whose light retires behind its veil of cloud.
work/munch/smoke etc your way through sth
▪ Environmentalists have warned that dioxins accumulate in fat and milk and will work their way through the food chain.
▪ He's probably smoking his way through your deposit.
▪ He had even tried starting at page 1 and working his way through to the end.
▪ He worked his way through a bag of sandwiches and four cans of Pepsi.
▪ He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.
▪ Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.
▪ We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.
▪ You could sense the passage of time working its way through the foundation.
▪ Maybe you could get a smoke off somebody at the bar.
▪ The smell of cigarette smoke hung in the air.
▪ We could see a cloud of smoke rising above the trees.
▪ If you smell smoke, hit the floor, and crawl to the nearest exit.
▪ Suddenly she wondered if straight Lucy would mind the smoke?
▪ The smoke drifted to and fro among us.
▪ The room will very quickly be full of smoke.
▪ The sky took their smoke, the earth their ashes.
▪ Then we noticed the smoke everywhere.
▪ White chimney smoke is the traditional signal that a new pope has been chosen.
▪ He rarely drank, never smoked and played the piano, but not for the purposes of a sing-song.
▪ You could never smoke marijuana in our house.
▪ Beware of cigarettes, cigars and pipes, particularly near furniture and never smoke in bed.
▪ I have never smoked and I object to being poisoned by other people's indulgence.
▪ I promised myself I'd never smoke again and I didn't often do that twice in a morning.
▪ There was a brazier newly in use, and still smoking a little.
▪ About 16 percent of California adults, about 3. 7 million people, still smoke.
▪ He found a wrecked hangar, still smoking.
▪ We apparently had surprised them because there were still smoking pots with food in them.
▪ A lot of older women still smoke a pipe, at least around the lower quarters.
▪ All around the house, within yards of it in some places, the land was black and still smoking.
▪ But smoke still rises from the ovens where bread is baked and the brick pits where meals are prepared.
Still smoking, he started to get those violent images again when there was a soft tap on his window.
▪ None of the New College group are chain-smoking or drinking coffee, but there is still an authentic atmosphere.
▪ A diminutive figure sat chain-smoking at the head of a vast table.
▪ The only sadness was that they all appeared to smoke like chimneys.
▪ My granddad, who smoked like a chimney and lived to 97, was lucky enough never to encounter a promoter.
▪ Nigel was ostentatiously smoking a big cigar to give an illusion of poise.
▪ After all, men smoke cigars.
▪ Behind it, when he was in session, George would swing to and fro in his green leather swivel armchair smoking a cigar.
▪ Not surprisingly, young salesmen dashed around the place looking cowed and frightened, while young traders smoked cigars.
▪ She smoked cheap cigars, and the ash lay on her cardigans like catkins.
▪ Salesmen talked to investors, traders made bets, and managers smoked cigars.
▪ Keith smoked Dempster's cigars, ate his dinners.
▪ He was carried from the field... coolly smoking a cigar.
▪ By the time the cigarette had been smoked the fire had burnt out.
▪ She would tap out a cigarette and pretend to smoke it, as if on break.
▪ It is estimated that for every cigarette you smoke you shorten your life span by five minutes.
▪ The social class gap in cigarette smoking between women from manual and non-manual households should be narrowed by 5 percent.
▪ Intimate little items: what she ate for breakfast, the occasional cigarette she smoked.
▪ There was no association with social class or cigarette smoking as has been suggested elsewhere.
▪ Manny lights a cigarette and drops the smoking match into the top of an empty Heineken can.
▪ Oh, she didn't smoke cigarettes - she smoked mackerel!
▪ The cigarettes people smoked smelt different as well and his policeman's nose told him they were not all honest virginia.
▪ Chief executive Gareth Davis estimates that 25 % of all cigarettes smoked in Britain escape domestic duty.
▪ She smoked sixty cigarettes a day.
▪ He said 3, 000 teen-agers begin smoking cigarettes every day.
▪ He'd been smoking 50 a day for 40 years.
▪ But three thousand children start smoking every day.
▪ Some 200 ii north of Kucha lay a mountain that reputedly exhibited fire by night and smoke by day.
▪ He used to smoke sixty cigarettes a day and says he's brought it down to between fifteen and twenty roll-ups.
▪ Some one once told me that even breathing the air was the equivalent of smoking twenty cigarettes a day.
▪ If you've smoked 30 a day for 20 years, is it worth giving up?
▪ Inconsiderate smoking can cause considerable offence to the majority of people who do not smoke.
▪ The president also would require tobacco companies to pay for a $ 150 million advertising crusade to stop young people from smoking.
▪ If you go among people who do smoke, you're just as bad, or worse.
▪ To some people, smoking is addictive.
▪ I sat down with the Financial Times and tried to count how many people were actually smoking underneath no-smoking signs.
▪ About 16 percent of California adults, about 3. 7 million people, still smoke.
▪ Outside the house there were a lot of people who were smoking, laughing and talking.
▪ The hotel has put up bronze plaques that ask people not to smoke in the elevators.
▪ Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
▪ A lot of older women still smoke a pipe, at least around the lower quarters.
▪ So do women who smoke or drink.
▪ I have seen few women smoking a pipe.
▪ The young women smoked cigarettes and did the work of men.
▪ An old woman was sitting smoking a pipe.
▪ I did not see many women smoke, though.
▪ By 1990 only 16 percent of women in professional households smoked, compared with 38 percent of women in unskilled manual homes.
▪ Some years ago, I helped a woman to stop smoking.
▪ And knowing the rules, you don't allow smoking in the drawing room.
▪ The 62 points were the most the Gators had allowed since Auburn smoked them, 63-7, in 1970.
▪ By now, though, no one was allowed to smoke.
▪ Whatever it was they did in there, they weren't allowed to smoke while they were doing it.
▪ The only time we was allowed to smoke more was on association, but we were banged up most of the time.
▪ These included cigarettes, because they were not allowed to smoke in the Institution.
▪ Read in studio A pub landlord in Oxford has been charged with allowing his customers to smoke cannabis on his premises.
▪ Just as well, as he wasn't allowed to smoke.
▪ Mark took out a cigarette, and began to smoke.
▪ He pulls out his pipe, lights it, and begins smoking a favorite pastime.
▪ Continue to cook mixture until it turns translucent caramel color, just before it begins to smoke.
▪ When oil just begins to smoke, add squab-shrimp mixture.
▪ A red one jumped out on to the floorboards and they began to smoke.
▪ Gourlain, in fact, began smoking at 13.
▪ He sat on one of the barrel tombs near the Lazarus Tree and began to smoke a cigarette.
▪ He said 3, 000 teen-agers begin smoking cigarettes every day.
▪ Those who gave smoking up in later life occupy an intermediate position.
▪ The evidence now suggests that giving up smoking in the seventh decade of life brings health benefits.
▪ The teenager said she has now given up smoking and is looking for a job.
▪ Then he remembered he'd given up smoking the damned thing.
▪ Still looking for his Woodbines even though he gave up smoking in 1956.
▪ Correction: I have given up smoking.
▪ How many times have I told you that you should give up smoking but you never listen to what I say.
▪ For a time he gave up drinking and smoking altogether.
▪ I grieved over one dead person and one dying person and I encouraged one to quit smoking.
▪ Your decision to quit smoking will make you less susceptible to a number of diseases.
▪ I only drink in moderation and I quit smoking to protect my bones.
▪ Many have quit smoking and changed their diets.
▪ Loss of only 10 percent of body weight, regular aerobic exercise and quitting smoking lead the list.
▪ He quit smoking, he got on the Nicorette gum.
▪ I have at last discovered the true secret to quitting smoking.
▪ I made another mental note to quit smoking cigarettes and take up pipes.
▪ Do the Labour Party want it banned to reduce smoking or to increase it?
▪ Perhaps you should start smoking again?
▪ All three started smoking as teens, smoked for decades, and claimed to have tried unsuccessfully to quit.
▪ The third floor was a no-smoking floor or I think I might have started smoking again after six years' abstinence.
▪ If you don't smoke, don't start.
▪ When you turned the machine on, the plastic started smoking and created an unpleasant odor.
▪ About the only practical thing I came up with was that I probably ought to start smoking again.
▪ But three thousand children start smoking every day.
▪ Those who stop smoking considerably reduce their chance of developing one of these diseases.
▪ The president also would require tobacco companies to pay for a $ 150 million advertising crusade to stop young people from smoking.
▪ On average, 28% of those who smoked in 1974 had stopped smoking by 1981.
▪ Morales said he is not trying to stop adults from smoking.
▪ Some years ago, I helped a woman to stop smoking.
▪ And every year, thousands of people break their new resolutions-especially when they resolve to stop smoking completely.
▪ Some habitual or excessive users can stop smoking when convinced by evidence of progressive respiratory and cardiovascular damage.
▪ Anyone who smokes 40 a day can expect to have a lot of health problems.
▪ Dana started smoking again when her husband left her.
▪ Do you smoke?
▪ Greg sat alone, smoking a cigarette.
▪ He sat behind his desk, smoking a fat cigar.
▪ How old were you when you started smoking?
▪ Sue never smoked a cigarette in her life, yet she still got lung cancer.
▪ He smokes cigarettes and speeds around on his motorbike with his friends.
▪ She walked back to the empty station and leaned against the wall, smoking a cigarette.
▪ She was smoking for twenty-five years.
▪ When you turned the machine on, the plastic started smoking and created an unpleasant odor.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Smoke \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.

    I alone Smoked his true person, talked with him.

    He was first smoked by the old Lord Lafeu.

    Upon that . . . I began to smoke that they were a parcel of mummers.

  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.


Smoke \Smoke\ (sm[=o]k), n. [AS. smoca, fr. sme['o]can to smoke; akin to LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm["o]g, G. schmauch, and perh. to Gr. ??? to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith. smaugti to choke.]

  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 \Smoke\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smoked; p. pr. & vb n. Smoking.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen, Dan. sm["o]ge. See Smoke, n.]

  1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.

    Hard by a cottage chimney smokes.

  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.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late Old English smoca (rare) "fumes and volatile material given off by burning substances," related to smeocan "give off smoke," from Proto-Germanic *smuk- (cognates: Middle Dutch smooc, Dutch smook, Middle High German smouch, German Schmauch), from PIE root *smeug- "to smoke; smoke" (cognates: Armenian mux "smoke," Greek smykhein "to burn with smoldering flame," Old Irish much, Welsh mwg "smoke").\n\nThere is no fyre without some smoke

[Heywood, 1562]

\nThe more usual noun was Old English smec, which became dialectal smeech. Abusive meaning "black person" attested from 1913, American English. Smoke-eater "firefighter" is c.1930. Figurative phrase go up in smoke "be destroyed" (as if by fire) is from 1933. Smoke-alarm first attested 1936; smoke-detector from 1957.

Old English smocian "to produce smoke, emit smoke," especially as a result of burning, from smoke (n.1). Meaning "to drive out or away or into the open by means of smoke" is attested from 1590s. Meaning "to apply smoke to, to cure (bacon, fish, etc.) by exposure to smoke" is first attested 1590s. In connection with tobacco, "draw fumes from burning into the mouth," first recorded 1604 in James I's "Counterblast to Tobacco." Related: Smoked; smoking. Smoking gun in figurative sense of "incontestable evidence" is from 1974.


"cigarette," slang, 1882, from smoke (n.1). Also "opium" (1884). Meaning "a spell of smoking tobacco" is recorded from 1835.

  1. 1 Of the colour known as smoke. 2 Made of or with smoke. n. (context uncountable English) The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material. v

  2. (context transitive English) To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, et

  1. v. 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" [syn: fume]

  1. n. 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 of tobacco]

  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]

Smoke (film)

Smoke is a 1995 American independent film by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. The original story was written by Paul Auster, who also wrote the screenplay. The film was produced by Hisami Kuroiwa, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein and directed by Wayne Wang. Among others, it features Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Victor Argo, Forest Whitaker, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing and Harold Perrineau Jr..


Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. It is commonly an unwanted by-product of fires (including stoves, candles, oil lamps, and fireplaces), but may also be used for pest control ( fumigation), communication ( smoke signals), defensive and offensive capabilities in the military ( smoke-screen), cooking, or smoking ( tobacco, cannabis, etc.). Smoke is used in rituals where incense, sage, or resin is burned to produce a smell for spiritual purposes. Smoke is sometimes used as a flavoring agent, and preservative for various foodstuffs. Smoke is also a component of internal combustion engine exhaust gas, particularly diesel exhaust.

Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death in victims of indoor fires. The smoke kills by a combination of thermal damage, poisoning and pulmonary irritation caused by carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and other combustion products.

Smoke is an aerosol (or mist) of solid particles and liquid droplets that are close to the ideal range of sizes for Mie scattering of visible light. This effect has been likened to three-dimensional textured privacy glass — a smoke cloud does not obstruct an image, but thoroughly scrambles it.

Smoke (Paul Kelly album)

Smoke is an album by Paul Kelly and Melbourne bluegrass band, Uncle Bill, which was composed of Gerry Hale on guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle and vocals, Adam Gare on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Peter Somerville on banjo and vocals and Stuart Speed on double bass. The album featured a mix of old and new Kelly songs treated in classic bluegrass fashion.

Kelly had previously recorded with Uncle Bill, "Thanks a Lot" for the 1997 compilation, Where Joy Kills Sorrow, on the W.Minc label, and "Sunlander" in 1998 for the Not So Dusty ( Slim Dusty) tribute album.

It was released on Kelly's new label, Gawdaggie, through EMI Records in Australia in October 1999 and peaked at #36 on the national chart.

"Our Sunshine" draws upon the story of Ned Kelly's life, in particular the 1991 book by Robert Drewe, Our Sunshine and Ned Kelly: A Short History by Ian Jones.

Smoke won three awards from the Victorian Country Music Association Best Group (Open), Best Group (Victorian), and Album of the Year in 2000.

Smoke (Mortal Kombat)

Smoke is a player character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. He first appeared in Mortal Kombat II (1993) as a hidden unplayable opponent and gray ninja palette swap of Scorpion who would make random onscreen appearances during gameplay. He made his official playable debut in 1995's Mortal Kombat 3 as an unlockable character, this time as an indigo-colored swap of the game's cybernetic ninjas, Sektor and Cyrax.

His role in the series has predominantly been that of a slave to the younger Sub-Zero; both are part of the Lin Kuei clan of assassins who boldly choose to defect after learning of the clan's plan to convert its members into cyborgs. Smoke was ultimately captured and transformed, and given orders to hunt down Sub-Zero, but unlike his robotic counterparts he had retained his human soul. In the three-dimensional games, he is connected with Noob Saibot, under whose command he serves. Smoke's background is expanded the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, while his and Sub-Zero's fortunes are reversed in the retelling of their MK3 storyline.

Despite having mostly served in a supporting role in the games, he has proven to be one of the more popular characters in the Mortal Kombat series, gaining mostly positive fan and critical reception. Response to his Fatality finishing moves has been mostly mixed. Smoke has also featured in alternate Mortal Kombat media such as the Malibu comic book series, the 1996 cartoon Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and the 1997 film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, in addition to appearing on some official merchandise.

Smoke (disambiguation)

Smoke is a cloud of particles suspended in the air. Related topics:

Smoke (American band)

Smoke was a band from the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia that dissolved in 1999 with the death of writer/singer Benjamin. Benjamin was the subject of Peter Sillen and Jem Cohen's documentary Benjamin Smoke (2000).

Smoke (Natalie Imbruglia song)

"Smoke" is a song by Australian-born pop rock singer-songwriter, Natalie Imbruglia. It was released on 11 October 1998 as the fourth and final single from her debut album Left of the Middle. The single reached No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart, but failed to enter the top 40 on the Australian Singles Chart, peaking at No. 42. The video for "Smoke" was directed by Matthew Rolston. There are two versions of the video; one of which contains additional visual effects including Imbruglia's face appearing and disappearing within animated smoke.

Smoke (Eskimo Joe song)

"Smoke" is a song by Australian rock band Eskimo Joe. It was the second single taken from their second studio album, A Song Is a City. It reached number 62 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2004.

Smoke (White Williams album)

Smoke is an album by White Williams, released on November 6, 2007 by Tigerbeat6. The album was independently recorded in multiple living spaces over two years in Cleveland, Cincinnati, New York, and San Francisco.

Smoke (Lisa Lois album)

Smoke is the debut album by Dutch singer Lisa Lois. It was released November 27, 2009, following Lois' victory on the Dutch version of X-Factor. The album was produced by London-based production group TMS. Songs have been written by notable songwriters such as Pixie Lott, Phill Tornalley and Jessie J.

The album debuted at #6 at the Dutch Albums Chart. It has so far peaked at #4 and has sold over 25,000 copies within the Netherlands.

Smoke (Izzy Stradlin album)

Smoke is the tenth studio album by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin, released only on iTunes in 2009.

Smoke (1/3)

Smoke is a large-scale sculpture conceived by American artist Tony Smith in 1967 that was fabricated posthumously in 2005 for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where it was installed in 2008. This two-tier sculptures standing 24 foot tall is made of aluminum and painted black.

Smoke (novel)

Smoke (Russian Дым Dym) is an 1867 novel by the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) that tells the story of a love affair between a young Russian man and a young married Russian woman while also delivering the author's criticism of Russia and Russians of the period. The story takes place largely in the German resort town of Baden-Baden.

Smoke (jazz club)

Smoke Jazz & Supper-Club Lounge is an influential jazz club based in New York City on the Upper West Side, a few blocks south of Columbia University. It was founded on April 9, 1999, by Paul Stache and Frank Christopher, who, as partners, conceived, designed, and spearheaded its interior renovation. The venue at 2751 Broadway, between 104th and 105th Streets, had been Augie's Jazz Bar, which opened in 1976 and closed in August 1998. The owners regard Smoke as the enduring legacy of Augie's and often measure its tenure in jazz history to the beginning of early days of Augie's.

Smoke (Miscione novel)

Smoke is a novel by bestselling author Lisa Unger writing as Lisa Miscione. It is the fourth and final book featuring Lydia Strong.

Smoke (A Thousand Horses song)

"Smoke" is a song by American country music group A Thousand Horses. It is their debut release and the first from their album Southernality.

Smoke (50 Cent song)

"Smoke" is a song by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent, released on March 31, 2014, as the fourth single from his fifth studio album Animal Ambition (2014). The song features singer Trey Songz and is produced by Dr. Dre, Dawaun Parker and Mark Batson. This is the only song of Animal Ambition that is produced by Dr. Dre.

Smoke (surname)

Smoke is the surname of:

  • Albert Smoke (1894–1944), Canadian long-distance runner
  • Franklin Smoke (1860–1937), Canadian politician
  • Jeffrey Smoke (born 1977), American sprint canoer
  • Richard Smoke (1944–1995), American historian, and political scientist
  • William Smoke (born 1938), American sprint canoer, father of Jeffrey Smoke

Usage examples of "smoke".

Chemical rockets in the nose fired to slow it, dirty ablation smoke was pouring out of all ninety-six brake drums.

Two of the towers were ablaze, black smoke pouring from their arrow loops and twisting in the light wind as it rose into the sky.

Leaving the cripple ablaze, settling, and pouring volcanic black smoke from the flammable cargo, he swung around in a long approach to what looked like a big troop Carrier, by far the fattest target in sight.

The chief gestured to Sarapul and Abo gave the smoke to the old cannibal.

The signal gun aboard Endymion sent out a puff of smoke and a series of flags broke out at the mast-head.

But thus far there had been no other craft sighted on the waters, although smokes were visible from the many Aliansa village sites and a small group of aborigines was spied netting fish in the shallows.

If he smoked too many cigarettes and drank too much absinth it was because he took civilization as he found it, and did the things that he found his civilized brothers doing.

The braziers began giving off a thick, resinous, overly sweet smoke with something astringent to it but I had no way of knowing if it was, in fact, the perfume the grimoire had specified for operations ruled by the planet Mercury: a mixture of mastic, frankincense, cinquefoil, achates, and the dried and powdered brains of a fox.

Next day the Baron technically did give Granny Aching gold, but it was only the gold-coloured foil on an ounce of Jolly Sailor, the cheap and horrible pipe tobacco that was the only one Granny Aching would ever smoke.

Smoking, like all drug addiction, is a tug-of-war of fear: the fear of what the drug is doing to us, and the fear of not being able to enjoy or cope with life without it.

What a terrible trap drug addiction is: part of your brain wants you to smoke more, and whenever you do the other part wants you to smoke less.

I could obliterate smoking and all drug addiction with just one billionth of those funds.

After all, everyone knows that smoking is highly addictive, expensive and the No.

Because of the speed - and thus the intensity - of the onset of the rush, smoking is the most addictive mode of delivery for illicit drugs.

They figured the Kurds, Afghanis, and Tuaregs already there would like a bit of smoke, and they could always refine opium into heroin if the Irish and Basques preferred needles to pipes.