Explanation of smoking by Wordnet Dictionary
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- 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.
- 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.
Definition of smoking by GCIDE Dictionary