(Smear) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smeared (smerd); p. pr. & vb. n. Smearing.] [OE. smeren, smerien,
AS. smierwan, smyrwan, fr. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeren, OHG. smirwen, G. schmieren,
Icel. smyrja to anoint. See Smear, n.]
1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
"Smear the sleepy grooms with blood." Shak.
2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy. Shak.
(Smear), n. [OE. smere,. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeer, G. schmeer, OHG. smero,
Icel. smjör, Sw. & Dan. smör butter, Goth. smaírþr fatness, smarna dung; cf. Lith. smarsas fat. Cf.
1. A fat, oily substance; oinment. Johnson.
2. Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
Slow broke the morn,Alexander Smith.
All damp and rolling vapor, with no sun,
But in its place a moving smear of light.
(Smear" dab") (Zoöl.) The sand fluke (b). [Prov. Eng.]
(Smeared) a. (Zoöl.) Having the color mark ings ill defined, as if rubbed; as, the smeared
(Smear"y) a. Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous. Rowe.
(Smeath) n. (Zoöl.) The smew. [Prov. Eng.]
(Smec"tite) n. [G. smectit, fr. Gr. a kind of fuller's earth, fr. to wipe off.] (Min.) A hydrous
silicate of alumina, of a greenish color, which, in certain states of humidity, appears transparent and
(Smee) n. [Cf. Smew.] (Zoöl.) (a) The pintail duck. (b) The widgeon. (c) The poachard. (d)
The smew. [Prov. Eng.]
(Smeeth) v. t. [Etymol. uncertain.] To smoke; to blacken with smoke; to rub with soot. [Obs.]
(Smeeth) v. t. [OE. smeen, AS. smian. See Smooth.] To smooth. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Smeg"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. soap, fr. to wash off.] (Physiol.) The matter secreted by any of
the sebaceous glands. Specifically: (a) The soapy substance covering the skin of newborn infants. (b)
The cheesy, sebaceous matter which collects between the glans penis and the foreskin.
(Smeg*mat"ic) a. Being of the nature of soap; soapy; cleansing; detersive.
(Smeir) n. A salt glaze on pottery, made by adding common salt to an earthenware glaze.
(Smell) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelled Smelt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Smelling.] [OE. smellen, smillen,
smullen; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, smölen, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen to smolder, and
E. smolder. Cf. Smell, n.]
1. To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the
nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a
rose; to smell perfumes.