verb (used with object)
Origin of smith
Examples from the Web for smithing
Historical Examples of smithing
He had removed all trace of the days smithing and fairly shone with cleanliness.The Snow-Burner
Freedom from smithing eliminates liability to failure at cranks, or other work which has been subject to fire.The Anatomy of Bridgework
William Henry Thorpe
A lump of smithing coal breaks easily, shows clean and even on all sides and should not break into layers.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting
Harold P. Manly
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.