from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fine black particles, chiefly composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood, or other fuels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.
- v. To cover or dress with soot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See smoke.
- transitive v. To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot.
- adj. Sweet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, rising in fine particles and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke.
- To mark, cover, or treat with soot.
- Middle English forms of sweet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
- v. coat with soot
While rain will remove rocket exhaust soot from the lower atmosphere, carbon particles will remain in the stratosphere, according to a paper to be published in the scientific journal Geophysics Research Letters.
A third man on the tracks, covered in soot and dirt and with all but his boxer shorts blown off by the blast, had been staring into space, he said.
They were just covered in soot, their hair was all over the place, you just basically saw the whites of their eyes.
Hutchinson snuffed the smoky candle and reflectively rubbed the soot from the wick between thumb and forefinger.
He said that, as shocked passengers emerged from the tunnel covered in soot, one of them "quite angrily" said there had been fatalities on the train.
Traditionally Samichlaus would come along with his (politically incorrect) friend Schmutzli ( 'schmutz' meaning dirt - usually this was a person covered in soot).
The three back-to-back episodes of the original seven-part Daleks story, in soot-and-chalk black and white, with William Hartnell sleepwalking through the script, correcting his own fluffed lines as he goes, was slow stuff.
The villagers think the experiment has failed but Scundoo is very clever: He asks everybody raise to raise their hands above their heads and every hand is blackened with soot from the iron pot — every hand except Sime's.
You know, I was usually covered in soot when I was a kid, and everything was in black and white, the factory chimneys and smoke and all that, and when I looked on the screen it was the same thing.
Much of the snow in this once-pristine place is covered with soot from a mine that Russians operate there.