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State of smiling.


State of being smiling. – Byron.

SMILT, v. [or n. for Smelt. Not in use.]

SMIRCH, v.t. [smerch. from murk, murky.]

To cloud; to dusk; to soil; as, to smirch the face. [Low.] – Shak.

SMIRK, v.i. [smerk.]

To look affectedly soft or kind. [See Smerk.] – Young.

SMIT, v. [Sometimes used for Smitten. See Smite.]


A blow. [Local.]

SMITE, v.i.

To strike; to collide. The heart melteth, and the knees smite together. – Nah. ii.

SMITE, v.t. [pret. smote; pp. smitten, smit. Sax. smitan, to strike, smitan ofer or on, to put or place, that is, to throw; D. smyten, to smite, to cast or throw; G. schmeissen, to smite, to fling, to kick, to cast or throw, to fall down, that is, to throw one's self down; Sw. smida, to hammer or forge; Dan. smider, to forge, to strike, to coin, to invent, devise, counterfeit; D. smeeden, to forge; G. schmieden, to coin, forge, invent, fabricate. The latter verb seems to be formed on the noun schmied, a smith, or schmiede, a forge, which is from the root of smite. This verb is the L. mitto; Fr. mettre, with s prefixed. Class Md, or Ms. It is no longer in common use, though not entirely obsolete.]

  1. To strike; to throw, drive or force again t, as the fist or hand, a stone or a weapon; to reach with a blow or a weapon; as, to smite one with the fist; to smite with a rod or with a stone. Whoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. – Matth. v.
  2. To kill; to destroy the life of by beating or by weapons of any kind; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other engine. David smote Goliath with a sling and a stone. The Philistines were often smitten with great slaughter. [This word, like slay, usually or always carries with it something of its original signification, that of beating, striking, the primitive mode of killing. We never apply it to the destruction of life by poison, by accident, or by legal execution.]
  3. To blast; to destroy life; as by a stroke or by something sent. The flax and the barley were smitten. – Exod. ix.
  4. To afflict; to chasten; to punish. Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him. Wake.
  5. To strike or affect with passion. See what the charms that smite the simple heart. – Pope. Smit with the love of sister arts we came. – Pope. To smite with the tongue, to reproach or upbraid. Jer. xvii.


One who smites or strikes. I gave my back to the smiters. – Is. i.

SMITH, n. [Sax. smith; Dan. and Sw. smed; D. smit; G. schmied; from smiting.]

  1. Literally, the striker, the beater; hence, one who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, an iron-smith; gold-smith; silver-smith, &c. Nor yet the smith hath learn'd to form a sword. – Tate.
  2. He that makes or effects any thing. – Dryden. Hence the name Smith, which from the number of workmen employed in working metals in early ages, is supposed to be more common than any other.

SMITH, v.t. [Sax. smithian, to fabricate out of metal by hammering.]

To beat into shape; to forge. [Not in use.] – Chaucer.

SMITH'CRAFT, n. [smith and craft.]

The art or occupation of a smith. [Little used.] – Ralegh.


  1. The workshop of a smith.
  2. Work done by a smith. – Burke.


The act or art of working a mass of iron into the intended shape. – Moxon.


Pertaining to or derived from Smithson, an English gentleman who has given by legacy a large sum of money to the United States for the foundation and support of an institution for the diffusion of learning.

SMITH'Y, n. [Sax. smiththa.]

The shop of a smith. [I believe never used.]

SMIT-ING, ppr.

Striking; killing; afflicting; punishing.


The finest of the clayey ore made up into balls, used for marking sheep. – Woodward.

SMIT-TEN, pp. [of Smite. smit'n.]

  1. Struck; killed.
  2. Affected with some passion; excited by beauty or something impressive.

SMIT'TLE, v.t. [from smite.]

To infect. [Local.] – Grose.

SMOCK, n. [Sax. smoc.]

  1. A shift; a chemise; a woman's undergarment.
  2. In composition, it is used for female, or what relates to women; as, smock-treason. – B. Jonson.

SMOCK'-FAC-ED, a. [smock and face.]

Pale faced; maidenly; having a feminine countenance or complexion. – Fenton.

SMOCK'-FROCK, n. [smock and frock.]

A gaberdine. – Todd.


Wanting a smock. – Chaucer.