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Meaning of SMITH

Pronunciation:  smith, smith

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
  2. [n]  someone who works at something specified
  3. [n]  Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)
  4. [n]  English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
  5. [n]  religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844)
  6. [n]  United States blues singer (1894-1937)
  7. [n]  United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886)
  8. [n]  United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986)
  9. [n]  United States sculptor (1906-1965)
  10. [n]  Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)

SMITH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Adam Smith, Bessie Smith, David Roland Smith, David Smith, Ian Douglas Smith, Ian Smith, John Smith, Joseph Smith, Julia Evelina Smith, Kate Smith, Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, metalworker
 See Also: adventurer, arrowsmith, blacksmith, carver, economic expert, economist, explorer, forger, gunsmith, Latter-day Saint, locksmith, Mormon, national leader, sculptor, sculpturer, singer, skilled worker, solon, statesman, statue maker, suffragist, tinner, tinsmith, trained worker, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Smith\ (sm[i^]th), n. [AS. smi[eth]; akin to D. smid, G.
    schmied, OHG. smid, Icel. smi[eth]r, Dan. & Sw. smed, Goth.
    smi[thorn]a (in comp.); cf. Gr. smi`lh a sort of knife,
    sminy`h a hoe, mattock.]
    1. One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals;
       as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like.
       --Piers Plowman.
             Nor yet the smith hath learned to form a sword.
    2. One who makes or effects anything. [R.] --Dryden.
  2. \Smith\, v. t. [AS. smi[eth]ian. See {Smith}, n.]
    To beat into shape; to forge. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
          What smith that any [weapon] smitheth.   --Piers
Easton Bible Dictionary

The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of Samuel to have a smith amongst them, lest they should make them swords and spears (1 Sam. 13:19). Thus the Philistines sought to make their conquest permanent (comp. 2 Kings 24:16).