- a town in N Rhode Island.
Examples from the Web for smithfield
But Smithfield, which recently agreed to be acquired by a Chinese company, has become controversial.Racism Is a Tough Sell: The Real Reason Everyone Dumped Paula Deen
June 28, 2013
He made his way towards Smithfield and stopped in front of a bookstall.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
They had crossed Smithfield together, and Clennam was left alone at the corner of Barbican.Little Dorrit
He who made a speech to the mob in Smithfield the other day?The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
In the year 1538, one Collins, a madman, suffered death with his dog in Smithfield.
On entering Smithfield, he jocosely said, that the place had long groaned for him.
Word Origin and History for smithfield
place in London, celebrated since at least 17c. as a market for cattle and horses, later the central meat market. In various colloquial expressions. Originally Smethefield, from Old English smethe "smooth" (see smooth (adj.)). Smithfield ham (1908, American English) is from a town of that name in Virginia.