verb (used with object)
Origin of smith
Related Words for smithartisan, specialist, journeyman, master, mechanic, maker, manufacturer, wright, technician, machinist, blacksmith, artificer
Examples from the Web for smith
Contemporary Examples of smith
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.The Muslim Cop Killed by Terrorists
January 9, 2015
“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
January 2, 2015
Neither Smith nor Marx can carry us far into the guts of globalized financial capitalism.American Democracy Under Threat for 250 Years
December 28, 2014
Some of these cereals, Smith pointed out, were 60-percent sugar.Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate
December 14, 2014
Superintendent Smith, in fact, had fielded a steady stream of complaints about him that never resulted in any direct action.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Historical Examples of smith
"You are very kind, Captain Smith," said Robert, gratefully.
Captain Smith he found to be a very different man from Captain Haley.
From that time, therefore, Captain Rushton was known as Mr. Smith.
Haley drew near, and heard Captain Rushton addressed as Mr. Smith.
I no longer doubted the statement of Thompson and the speculator Smith.
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.