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Explanation of smoking by Wordnet Dictionary

smoking


    Adjective
    1. emitting smoke in great volume

    2. a smoking fireplace
    Noun
    1. the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

    2. smoking stinks
    3. a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion



    Definition of smoking by GCIDE Dictionary

    smoking


    1. Smoke, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smoked ; p. pr. & vb n. Smoking.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen, Dan. smöge. See Smoke, n.]
      1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.

      Hard by a cottage chimney smokes. Milton.

      2. Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.

      The anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke agains. that man. Deut. xxix. 20.

      3. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.

      Proud of his steeds, he smokes along the field. Dryden.

      4. To draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner.

      5. To suffer severely; to be punished.

      Some of you shall smoke for it in Rome. Shak.


    2. Smoking, a. & n. from Smoke.

      Smoking bean ( Bot. ), the long pod of the catalpa, or Indian-bean tree, often smoked by boys as a substitute for cigars. -- Smoking car, a railway car carriage reserved for the use of passengers who smoke tobacco.