—n. 1. the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, esp. the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter.
2. something resembling this, as vapor or mist, flying particles, etc.
3. something unsubstantial, evanescent, or without result: Their hopes and dreams proved to be smoke. 4. an obscuring condition: the smoke of controversy. 5. an act or spell of smoking something, esp. tobacco: They had a smoke during the intermission. 6. something for smoking, as a cigar or cigarette: This is the best smoke on the market. 7. Slang.marijuana.
8. Slang.a homemade drink consisting of denatured alcohol and water.
9. Physics,Chem.a system of solid particles suspended in a gaseous medium.
10. a bluish or brownish gray color.
11. go up or end in smoke, to terminate without producing a result; be unsuccessful: All our dreams went up in smoke.
—v.i. 1. to give off or emit smoke, as in burning.
2. to give out smoke offensively or improperly, as a stove.
3. to send forth steam or vapor, dust, or the like.
4. to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of tobacco or the like, as from a pipe or cigarette.
5. Slang.to ride or travel with great speed.
6. Australian. a. to flee.
b. to abscond.
—v.t. 1. to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of: to smoke tobacco. 2. to use (a pipe, cigarette, etc.) in this process.
3. to expose to smoke.
4. to fumigate (rooms, furniture, etc.).
5. to cure (meat, fish, etc.) by exposure to smoke.
6. to color or darken by smoke.
7. smoke out, a. to drive from a refuge by means of smoke.
b. to force into public view or knowledge; reveal: to smoke out the leaders of the spy ring.