smoke

The hazy gray cloud that floats in the air when something burns is smoke. Smoke is made up of tiny carbon particles. If you get lost in the woods, you can use the smoke from your campfire to guide you back to your tent — or you can just use the GPS on your smartphone.

The saying "where there's smoke there's fire” means that there's always a reason for a rumor. The saying is literally true as well—when you set something on fire, it will begin to smoke. When something "goes up in smoke," it's either destroyed by fire or ruined as though it's been burned: "My dreams of being a magician went up in smoke after that rabbit trick went awry."

Primary Meanings of smoke

1.
nv
a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
emit a cloud of fine particles
2.
n
an indication of some hidden activity
3.
n
something with no concrete substance
4.
nv
tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
5.
n
(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
Full Definitions of smoke
1

n a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

Synonyms:
fume
Types:
gun smoke
smoke created by the firing of guns
smother
a stifling cloud of smoke
Type of:
aerosol
a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

n a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion

“the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles”
Synonyms:
smoking
Type of:
evaporation, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour
the process of becoming a vapor

v emit a cloud of fine particles

Synonyms:
fume
Type of:
emit, give off, give out
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
2

n an indication of some hidden activity

“with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere”
Type of:
indicant, indication
something that serves to indicate or suggest
3

n something with no concrete substance

“his dreams all turned to smoke
“it was just smoke and mirrors”
Type of:
insubstantiality
lacking substance or reality
4

n tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder

Synonyms:
roll of tobacco
Types:
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cigar
a roll of tobacco for smoking
butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag
finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
cheroot
a cigar with both ends cut flat
cigarillo
small cigar or cigarette wrapped in tobacco instead of paper
claro
a cigar made with light-colored tobacco
corona
a long cigar with blunt ends
cubeb, cubeb cigarette
a cigarette containing cubeb
filter-tipped cigarette
a cigarette with a filter tip
panatela, panetela, panetella
a long slender cigar
stogie, stogy
a cheap cigar
Type of:
baccy, tobacco
leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion

n the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

“he went outside for a smoke
Synonyms:
smoking
Types:
puffing
blowing tobacco smoke out into the air
Type of:
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

n street names for marijuana

Type of:
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

v inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

“We never smoked marijuana”
“Do you smoke?”
Types:
chain-smoke
smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one
puff, whiff
smoke and exhale strongly
inhale
draw deep into the lungs in by breathing
Type of:
consume, have, ingest, take, take in
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
5

n (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

“he showed batters nothing but smoke
Synonyms:
bullet, fastball, heater, hummer
Types:
slider
a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown
Type of:
delivery, pitch
(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

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