from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Engaging in the smoking of tobacco: smoking passengers.
  • adj. Designated or reserved for smokers: the smoking section of a restaurant.
  • adj. Of or relating to the use of tobacco: corporate smoking policies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of smoke.
  • n. The inhalation of tobacco, or use substances.
  • adj. Giving off smoke.
  • adj. Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from smoke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Emitting smoke or steam; hence, brisk or fierce.
  • n. The act of emitting smoke.
  • n. The act of holding a lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe in the mouth and drawing in and emitting the smoke: also used in composition with reference to things connected with this practice: as, a smoking-car; a smoking-saloon.
  • n. A quizzing; bantering.
  • n. The act of spying, suspecting, or ferreting out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. emitting smoke in great volume
  • n. a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
  • n. the act of smoking tobacco or other substances


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