Definition of smith in English:


Syllabification: smith
Pronunciation: /smiTH


  • 1A worker in metal.
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    • As early as 1720, British craftsmen, metal smiths and clockmakers, applied for permits to work in the newly formed presidencies.
    • There is a family of potters who are exceptionally skilled, a weaver, a jeweler, and a metal smith.
    • Most of the metal smiths took up shop around there, knowing visitors would come looking for repairs to their armor, weapons and the shoeing of their horses.
  • 1.1 short for blacksmith.
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    • An assistant swung the converter back into the crucible, leaving the smith free to turn his attention to the liquid steel in the mould.
    • There the smiths beat the metal on anvils on top or in huge furnaces.
    • The first smiths could change rocks into metal, purify as well as shape gold and copper and iron - most potent magic.


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  • Treat (metal) by heating, hammering, and forging it: tin-bronze was cast into ingots before being smithed into bracelets
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    • In addition, almost all of them are involved in secondary work such as trade, smithing (working with metals), or tailoring.
    • Stoner had even taking the time to teach some of the men basic weapon smithing techniques.
    • Almost undoubtedly, dwarves had had something to do with its creation; only the short folk could possible be skilled enough to smith the metal so perfectly.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch smid and German Schmied.

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