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English noun: smoke

1. smoke (phenomenon) a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas


Broader (hypernym)aerosol

Narrower (hyponym)gun smoke, smother

2. smoke (process) a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion

SamplesThe fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles.


Broader (hypernym)evaporation, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour

3. smoke (communication) an indication of some hidden activity

SamplesWith all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere.

Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication

4. smoke (attribute) something with no concrete substance

SamplesHis dreams all turned to smoke.
It was just smoke and mirrors.

Broader (hypernym)insubstantiality

Domain usagecolloquialism

5. smoke (artifact) tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder

Synonymsroll of tobacco

Broader (hypernym)baccy, tobacco

Narrower (hyponym)butt, cigar, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag

6. smoke (artifact) street names for marijuana

Synonymsdope, gage, grass, green goddess, locoweed, Mary Jane, pot, sens, sess, skunk, weed

Broader (hypernym)cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

7. smoke (act) the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

SamplesHe went outside for a smoke.
Smoking stinks.


Broader (hypernym)breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

Narrower (hyponym)puffing

Part holonymdrag, puff, pull

8. smoke (act) (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

SamplesHe swung late on the fastball.
He showed batters nothing but smoke.

Synonymsbullet, fastball, heater, hummer

Broader (hypernym)delivery, pitch

Narrower (hyponym)slider

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

English verb: smoke

1. smoke (consumption) inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

SamplesWe never smoked marijuana.
Do you smoke?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Narrower (hyponym)chain-smoke, inhale, puff, whiff

Entailbreathe in, breathe out, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire

2. smoke (weather) emit a cloud of fine particles

SamplesThe chimney was fuming.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

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