AskDefine | Define smith

Dictionary Definition



1 Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919) [syn: Ian Smith, Ian Douglas Smith]
2 United States sculptor (1906-1965) [syn: David Smith, David Roland Smith]
3 United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986) [syn: Kate Smith, Kathryn Elizabeth Smith]
4 United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886) [syn: Julia Evelina Smith]
5 United States blues singer (1894-1937) [syn: Bessie Smith]
6 religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844) [syn: Joseph Smith]
7 English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631) [syn: John Smith, Captain John Smith]
8 Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790) [syn: Adam Smith]
9 someone who works at something specified
10 someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable) [syn: metalworker]

User Contributed Dictionary



Old English smiþ, from Germanic *smiþaz. Cognate with Dutch smid, German Schmied, Swedish smed.


  • /smɪθ/
  • /smIT/


  1. A craftsperson who works metal into desired forms using a hammer and other tools, sometimes heating the metal to make it more workable.
  2. an artist
craftsperson who works metal


  • (2 archaic) William Anderson (1863). The Scottish Nation. A. Fullerton & Co.: Edinburgh. Page 479. Accessed 2008-03-04.

Extensive Definition

Smith may refer to:




See also

  • Smyth (surname page)
  • Psmith (the 'P' is silent), a character created by P. G. Wodehouse
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smith in Polish: Smith (ujednoznacznienie)
smith in Russian: Смит
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smith in Turkish: Smith
smith in Ukrainian: Сміт
smith in Chinese: 史密斯

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