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smith (n.)

Old English smið "blacksmith, armorer, one who works in metal" (jewelers as well as blacksmiths), more broadly, "handicraftsman, practitioner of skilled manual arts" (also including carpenters), from Proto-Germanic *smithaz "skilled worker" (source also of Old Saxon smith, Old Norse smiðr, Danish smed, Old Frisian smith, Old High German smid, German Schmied, Gothic -smiþa, in aiza-smiþa "coppersmith"), from PIE root *smi- "to cut, work with a sharp instrument" (source also of Greek smile "knife, chisel"). Attested as a surname at least since c.975.

smith (v.)

Old English smiðian "to forge, fabricate, design," from the source of smith (n.). Related: Smithed; smithing.

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Definitions of smith from WordNet
1
smith (n.)
someone who works at something specified;
smith (n.)
someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable);
Synonyms: metalworker
2
Smith (n.)
Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919);
Synonyms: Ian Smith / Ian Douglas Smith
Smith (n.)
United States sculptor (1906-1965);
Synonyms: David Smith / David Roland Smith
Smith (n.)
United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986);
Synonyms: Kate Smith / Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Smith (n.)
United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886);
Synonyms: Julia Evelina Smith
Smith (n.)
United States blues singer (1894-1937);
Synonyms: Bessie Smith
Smith (n.)
religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844);
Synonyms: Joseph Smith
Smith (n.)
English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631);
Synonyms: John Smith / Captain John Smith
Smith (n.)
Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790);
Synonyms: Adam Smith
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