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SMOKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smoke mean? 

SMOKE (noun)
  The noun SMOKE has 8 senses:

1. a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
2. a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
3. an indication of some hidden activity
4. something with no concrete substance
5. tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
6. street names for marijuana
7. the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
8. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

  Familiarity information: SMOKE used as a noun is common.


SMOKE (verb)
  The verb SMOKE has 2 senses:

1. inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
2. emit a cloud of fine particles

  Familiarity information: SMOKE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMOKE (noun)


Sense 1smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

fume; smoke

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

aerosol (a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smoke"):

gun smoke (smoke created by the firing of guns)

smother (a stifling cloud of smoke)


Sense 2smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

smoke; smoking

Context example:

the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

evaporation; vapor; vaporisation; vaporization; vapour (the process of becoming a vapor)


Sense 3smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of some hidden activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)


Sense 4smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something with no concrete substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

his dreams all turned to smoke / it was just smoke and mirrors

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

insubstantiality (lacking substance or reality)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 5smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

roll of tobacco; smoke

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

baccy; tobacco (leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smoke"):

cigar (a roll of tobacco for smoking)

butt; cigaret; cigarette; coffin nail; fag (finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking)


Sense 6smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Street names for marijuana

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sess; sens; Mary Jane; green goddess; gage; dope; locoweed; skunk; weed; grass; smoke; pot

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

cannabis; ganja; marihuana; marijuana (the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect)


Sense 7smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of smoking tobacco or other substances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

smoking; smoke

Context examples:

he went outside for a smoke / smoking stinks

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)

Meronyms (parts of "smoke"):

drag; puff; pull (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smoke"):

puffing (blowing tobacco smoke out into the air)


Sense 8smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fastball; heater; hummer; bullet; smoke

Context examples:

he swung late on the fastball / he showed batters nothing but smoke

Hypernyms ("smoke" is a kind of...):

delivery; pitch ((baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smoke"):

slider (a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown)


SMOKE (verb)


Sense 1smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context examples:

We never smoked marijuana / Do you smoke?

Hypernyms (to "smoke" is one way to...):

consume; have; ingest; take; take in (serve oneself to, or consume regularly)

"Smoke" entails doing...:

breathe out; exhale; expire (expel air)

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "smoke"):

chain-smoke (smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one)

puff; whiff (smoke and exhale strongly)

inhale (draw deep into the lungs in by breathing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2smoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emit a cloud of fine particles

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

fume; smoke

Context example:

The chimney was fuming

Hypernyms (to "smoke" is one way to...):

emit; give off; give out (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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