Definition of smith in English:

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Pronunciation: /smɪθ/


1A worker in metal: we do not know whether the metals were mined and smelted by the smith or purchased from miners
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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. the wheels then needed the smith’s attention
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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.


[with object]
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.

Words that rhyme with smith

myth, outwith, pith

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