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Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub.
Mary Hunter Austin

Meaning of "smoke" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SMOKE

Old English smoca (n); related to Middle Dutch smieken to emit smoke.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SMOKE

smoke  [sməʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SMOKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Smoke is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb smoke in English.

WHAT DOES SMOKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

smoke

Smoke

Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. It is commonly an unwanted by-product of fires, but may also be used for pest control, communication, defensive and offensive capabilities in the military, cooking, or smoking. Smoke is used in rituals, when incense, sage, or resin is burned to produce a smell for spiritual purposes. Smoke is sometimes used as a flavoring agent, and preservative for various foodstuffs. Smoke is also a component of internal combustion engine exhaust gas, particularly diesel exhaust. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death in victims of indoor fires. The smoke kills by a combination of thermal damage, poisoning and pulmonary irritation caused by carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and other combustion products. Smoke particles are an aerosol of solid particles and liquid droplets that are close to the ideal range of sizes for Mie scattering of visible light.

Definition of smoke in the English dictionary

The first definition of smoke in the dictionary is the product of combustion, consisting of fine particles of carbon carried by hot gases and air. Other definition of smoke is any cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas. Smoke is also the act of smoking tobacco or other substances, esp in a pipe or as a cigarette or cigar.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SMOKE

PRESENT

Present
I smoke
you smoke
he/she/it smokes
we smoke
you smoke
they smoke
Present continuous
I am smoking
you are smoking
he/she/it is smoking
we are smoking
you are smoking
they are smoking
Present perfect
I have smoked
you have smoked
he/she/it has smoked
we have smoked
you have smoked
they have smoked
Present perfect continuous
I have been smoking
you have been smoking
he/she/it has been smoking
we have been smoking
you have been smoking
they have been smoking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I smoked
you smoked
he/she/it smoked
we smoked
you smoked
they smoked
Past continuous
I was smoking
you were smoking
he/she/it was smoking
we were smoking
you were smoking
they were smoking
Past perfect
I had smoked
you had smoked
he/she/it had smoked
we had smoked
you had smoked
they had smoked
Past perfect continuous
I had been smoking
you had been smoking
he/she/it had been smoking
we had been smoking
you had been smoking
they had been smoking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will smoke
you will smoke
he/she/it will smoke
we will smoke
you will smoke
they will smoke
Future continuous
I will be smoking
you will be smoking
he/she/it will be smoking
we will be smoking
you will be smoking
they will be smoking
Future perfect
I will have smoked
you will have smoked
he/she/it will have smoked
we will have smoked
you will have smoked
they will have smoked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been smoking
you will have been smoking
he/she/it will have been smoking
we will have been smoking
you will have been smoking
they will have been smoking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would smoke
you would smoke
he/she/it would smoke
we would smoke
you would smoke
they would smoke
Conditional continuous
I would be smoking
you would be smoking
he/she/it would be smoking
we would be smoking
you would be smoking
they would be smoking
Conditional perfect
I would have smoke
you would have smoke
he/she/it would have smoke
we would have smoke
you would have smoke
they would have smoke
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been smoking
you would have been smoking
he/she/it would have been smoking
we would have been smoking
you would have been smoking
they would have been smoking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you smoke
we let´s smoke
you smoke
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to smoke
Past participle
smoked
Present Participle
smoking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SMOKE


besmoke
bɪˈsməʊk
bespoke
bɪˈspəʊk
broke
brəʊk
coke
kəʊk
folk
fəʊk
hon.
həʊk
joke
dʒəʊk
moke
məʊk
oak
əʊk
oke
əʊk
outsmoke
ˌaʊtˈsməʊk
oversmoke
ˌəʊvəˈsməʊk
roque
rəʊk
soak
səʊk
Soc.
səʊk
spoke
spəʊk
stoke
stəʊk
stroke
strəʊk
toque
təʊk
woke
wəʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SMOKE

smokable
smoke alarm
smoke and mirrors
smoke bomb
smoke detector
smoke inhalation
smoke out
smoke pollution
smoke ring
smoke room
smoke screen
smoke shop
smoke signal
smoke tree
smoke-dried
smoke-dry
smoke-filled room
smoke-free
smokeable
smokeboard

WORDS THAT END LIKE SMOKE

a pig in a poke
Big Smoke
bloke
Brooke
Cape smoke
chain-smoke
cigarette smoke
Cooke
go up in smoke
hoke
invoke
karaoke
Pembroke
poke
second-hand smoke
Sherbrooke
sidestream smoke
the Big Smoke
the Smoke
yoke

Synonyms and antonyms of smoke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SMOKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «smoke» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of smoke

Translation of «smoke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SMOKE

Find out the translation of smoke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of smoke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «smoke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

humo
570 millions of speakers

English

smoke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धूम्रपान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دُخَّان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дым
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fumaça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধোঁয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fumée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rauch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kumelun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धूर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

duman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fumo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dym
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дим
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καπνός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rook
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rök
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

røyk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of smoke

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SMOKE»

The term «smoke» is very widely used and occupies the 4.798 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of smoke
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SMOKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «smoke» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «smoke» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about smoke

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10 QUOTES WITH «SMOKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word smoke.
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Shaun Alexander
I think there will be more smiles when the smoke clears.
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Shaun Alexander
After the smoke clears, I think people will say, 'You know what? That Shaun Alexander, he did all right when he was here. I think there will be more smiles when the smoke clears.
3
Loni Anderson
My sister and I are both diagnosed with second-hand smoke syndromes. We have never smoked, but we grew up with second-hand smoke our entire lives.
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Mary Hunter Austin
Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub.
5
Mahesh Babu
I don't want to smoke on screen, as I will be sending a wrong message to my fans, and I appeal to my costars too, to avoid smoking scenes if possible.
6
Lynda Barry
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
7
Andre Benjamin
I rarely drink, I don't smoke, so my vice is probably creating. I'm addicted to creating. And women.
8
Erskine Bowles
The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest.
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Garth Brooks
That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.
10
Chris Brown
Having the right people around you all the time is important. I do take the acting seriously. But this is all fun. I look at it like smoke and mirrors. I still think it's a dream, but I ain't pinching myself yet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SMOKE»

Discover the use of smoke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to smoke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Burned
In this riveting and masterful novel told in verse, Ellen Hopkins takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride. From the highs of true love to the lows of abuse, Pattyn's story will have readers engrossed until the very last word.
Ellen Hopkins, 2008
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Smoke
Bestselling author Ellen Hopkins continues the riveting story of Pattyn Von Stratten she began in Burned to explore what it takes to rise from the ashes, put ghosts to rest, and step into a future.
Ellen Hopkins, 2013
3
Home Book of Smoke Cooking: Meat, Fish and Game
Discusses smokers you can build or purchase and gives tips on how to run them for optimum results.
Jack Sleight, Raymond Hull, 1982
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Smoke: A Global History of Smoking
An incisive collection of essays and more than three hundred illustrations examines the global history and culture of smoking in various traditions and places, from opium dens in Victorian England to Havana cigars, documenting smokers of ...
Sander L. Gilman, Xun Zhou, 2004
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Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Tree of Smoke is Denis Johnson’s first full-length novel in nine years, and his most gripping, beautiful, and powerful work to date. Tree of Smoke is the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.
Denis Johnson, 2007
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Daughter of Smoke and Bone ...
Errand requiring immediate attention.
Laini Taylor, 2011
7
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of ...
This is an unforgettable book that makes a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourns the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.
Nicholson Baker, 2008
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Blue Smoke
Reena Hale grew up with an intimate knowledge of the destructive power of fire.
Nora Roberts, 2008
9
Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in ...
Students of global forms of modernity will have much to learn from this book."--Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of "Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies"
William Mazzarella, 2003
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Smoke
When Ellen, a seven-year-old, buys an old lamp she's certain must be Aladdin's lamp, she is unaware that it contains a murderous genie
Ruby Jean Jensen, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SMOKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term smoke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Las Vegas Strip Cloaked in Smoke From Hotel Fire
A fire broke out at a luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, injuring one person and covering the Strip with thick plumes of black smoke, fire officials ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Smoke from warehouse fire visible from space as wind remains calm
A massive smoke plume from the five-alarm fire in North Brunswick early this morning was seen more than hundred miles away and picked up by satellites in ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
3
Smoke from Canadian wildfires lingers over Colorado
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a wildfire smoke health advisory on Tuesday which will stay in effect until 4 pm Wednesday. «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
4
Canadian and Alaskan Wildfire Smoke Continues to Pour Into the …
The haze is smoke from large wildfires burning in Alaska and Canada, pumping ... Visible satellite imagery from Thursday showed the smoke still pouring across ... «The Weather Channel, Jul 15»
5
Nest announces second generation Nest Protect smoke detector
At an event today in San Francisco, Nest announced that it is releasing a second-generation smoke detector, and it's also called the Nest Protect. The new ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
6
New Orleans Bars Issue Last Call for Smoking
Just after midnight, it became illegal to smoke in bars in New Orleans. Last call for cigarettes went out across the city: at the hazy Bud Rip's bar in the Bywater; ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
7
States burn over wood smoke rules
Several states are fighting back over new EPA regulations aimed at wood stoves. In Utah, the smoke has not even begun to clear over a proposed ban on ... «Deseret News, Mar 15»
8
Suspected smoke bomb temporarily closes tunnel
Two Michigan men remain in custody Tuesday night after they attempted to enter the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel with a bag that contained what appears to be a ... «Detroit Free Press, Jan 15»
9
Passengers on smoke-filled DC subway train reportedly waited at …
The smoke resulted in the death of 61-year-old Carol Glover, of Alexandria, Va., while 83 other passengers were hospitalized, two in critical condition. Glover ... «Fox News, Jan 15»
10
1 dead, dozens hurt after Metro car fills with smoke
It was a commuter's worst nightmare: a Metro train abruptly stops, goes dark and fills with smoke in a tunnel in downtown Washington. Before it was over, one ... «Washington Post, Jan 15»

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