verb (used with object)
- smith & wesson,
- smith island,
- smith's fracture,
- smith's operation,
Origin of smith
Examples from the Web for smith
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
“Angry Birds is a small fun game plus a lot of pointless garbage,” Smith tells me.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Neither Smith nor Marx can carry us far into the guts of globalized financial capitalism.
Some of these cereals, Smith pointed out, were 60-percent sugar.
Superintendent Smith, in fact, had fielded a steady stream of complaints about him that never resulted in any direct action.
O, yes, replied the great lawyer; and Smith went on his way rejoicing.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
Smith's brother Samuel was the first convert won over, Cowdery baptizing him.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
He considered it as unfair to examine Mr. Smith in order to prove the information given by other gentlemen.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
"They merely go for the purpose of seeing the building burn," replied Smith, laconically.The Gold Hunter's Adventures|William H. Thomes
That the reader may judge whether he had reason to be, let me describe Mr. Smith.Hector's Inheritance|Horatio Alger
- a person who works in metal, esp one who shapes metal by hammering
- (in combination)a silversmith
Word Origin for smith
Old English smið "blacksmith, armorer, one who works in metal" (jewelers as well as blacksmiths), more broadly, "handicraftsman, practitioner of skilled manual arts" (also including carpenters), from Proto-Germanic *smithaz "skilled worker" (cf. Old Saxon smith, Old Norse smiðr, Danish smed, Old Frisian smith, Old High German smid, German Schmied, Gothic -smiþa, in aiza-smiþa "coppersmith"), from PIE root *smi- "to cut, work with a sharp instrument" (cf. Greek smile "knife, chisel"). Attested as a surname since at least c.975.
Old English smiðian "to forge, fabricate, design," from the source of smith (n.). Related: Smithed; smithing.