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Definition of "smoke" []

  • The vaporous system made up of small particles of carbonaceous matter in the air, resulting mainly from the burning of organic material, such as wood or coal. (noun)
  • A suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in a gaseous medium. (noun)
  • A cloud of fine particles. (noun)
  • Something insubstantial, unreal, or transitory. (noun)
  • The act of smoking a form of tobacco: went out for a smoke. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smoke" in a sentence
  • "The suffering man ought really 'to consume his own smoke;' there is no good in emitting _smoke_ till you have made it into _fire_, -- which, in the metaphorical sense too, all smoke is capable of becoming!"
  • "Lately, the term "smoke and mirrors" has come up when looking back on Buffalo's 4-1 start."
  • "“Would it kill you to just use the word smoke bomb?”"