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The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
Oscar Wilde
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Etymology

Old English smoca

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Noun

Singular
smoke

Plural
s

smoke (s)
  1. (uncountable) The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material.
  2. (colloquial, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A cigarette.
    Can I bum a smoke off you? I need to go buy some smokes.
  3. (colloquial, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act.
    I'm going out for a smoke.
  4. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result.
    The excitement behind the new candidate proved to be smoke.
  5. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; see also smoke and mirrors.
    The smoke of controversy.
  6. (uncountable) A light grey colour/color tinted with blue.
    smoke colour:   
  7. (military, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A particulate of solid or liquid particles dispersed into the air on the battlefield to degrade enemy ground or for aerial observation. Smoke has many uses--screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol.
  8. (UK, slang) (The Smoke) London

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Verb

Infinitive
to smoke

Third person singular
smokes

Simple past
smoked

Past participle
-

Present participle
smoking

to smoke (third-person singular simple present smokes, present participle smoking, simple past and past participle smoked)
  1. To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.
    He's smoking his pipe.
  2. (intransitive) To inhale and exhale from a burning cigarette, and to engage in this act regularly or habitually.
    Do you smoke?
  3. (intransitive) To give off smoke.
    My old truck was still smoking even after the repairs.
  4. To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke and low heat.
    You'll need to smoke the meat for several hours.
  5. (slang) To perform, e.g. music, energetically. Almost always in present participle form.
    The horn section was really smoking on that last tune.
  6. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To kill, especially with a gun.
    He got smoked by the mob.

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Adjective

smoke

  1. Of the colour known as smoke.

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