Adam smith

Adam, 1723–90, Scottish economist.
Alfred E(manuel) 1873–1944, U.S. political leader.
Bessie, 1894?–1937, U.S. singer.
Charles Henry (“Bill Arp”) 1826–1903, U.S. humorist.
David, 1906–65, U.S. sculptor.
Edmond Kirby
[kur-bee] /ˈkɜr bi/ (Show IPA), 1824–93, Confederate general in the Civil War.
Francis Hopkinson, 1838–1915, U.S. novelist, painter, and engineer.
George, 1840–76, English archaeologist and Assyriologist.
Hamilton Othanel, born 1931, U.S. microbiologist, codiscoverer of restriction enzymes: Nobel prize 1978.
Hannah Whitall [hwit-awl,, wit‐] /ˈʰwɪt ɔl,, ˈwɪt‐/ (Show IPA), 1832–1911, U.S. writer and evangelist.
Ian Douglas, 1919–2007, Rhodesian political leader: prime minister 1964–79.
Jedediah Strong [jed-uh-dahy-uh strawng,, strong] /ˌdʒɛd əˈdaɪ ə ˈstrɔŋ,, ˈstrɒŋ/ (Show IPA), 1799–1831, U.S. trapper and explorer, one of the mountain men in the early American West.
John, 1580–1631, English adventurer and colonist in Virginia.
Joseph, 1805–44, U.S. religious leader: founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Julia Evelina [ev-uh-lahy-nuh] /ˌɛv əˈlaɪ nə/ (Show IPA), 1792–1886, U.S. suffragist.
Kathryn Elizabeth (“Kate”) 1909–86, U.S. singer.
Logan Pearsall
[loh-guh n peer-sawl] /ˈloʊ gən ˈpɪər sɔl/ (Show IPA), 1865–1946, U.S. essayist in England.
Margaret Chase, 1897–1995, U.S. politician.
Michael, 1932–2000, Canadian biochemist, born in England: Nobelprize 1993.
Oliver, 1918–1994, U.S. set designer and theatrical producer.
Red (Walter Wellesley Smith) 1905–82, U.S. sports journalist.
Sydney, 1771–1845, English clergyman, writer, and wit.
Tony, 1912–80, U.S. sculptor.
William, 1769–1839, English geologist.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Early advocates of the free market, like adam smith, made two distinct arguments for capitalism.
Why Your Waiter Hates You Jedediah Purdy October 25, 2014

adam smith has denied this interpretation of the email, and took the stand late in the afternoon.
The Leveson Inquiry Brings to Light More Ties Between Murdoch and Cameron Peter Jukes May 23, 2012

adam smith argued that the spending of the wealthy was actually an engine of economic activity and employment.
You Don’t Deserve to Be Rich Matt Miller February 21, 2009

Going back to adam smith, sociologists and economists have long pondered the role of trust in the economy.
How Empathy Can Save the Economy Maia Szalavitz May 27, 2009

Many of them—from Denis Diderot and Lawrence Sterne to David Hume and adam smith—met in the Paris salon of Baron Thierry Holbach.
This Week’s Hot Reads The Daily Beast December 21, 2010

Historical Examples

adam smith expressed the process, named it, idealized it and made it self-conscious.
A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann

Burke had no faith in it, while adam smith argued in its favour.
Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3) John Morley

adam smith had shown infinitely more understanding for the living connections, the broad movements of the whole.
The Accumulation of Capital Rosa Luxemburg

Because it is better for them to know about these animals than about Proudhon or adam smith!
Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev

“Capital is timid,” said adam smith, the truth of which many of us can attest.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard


a person who works in metal, esp one who shapes metal by hammering
(in combination): a silversmith

See blacksmith
Adam. 1723–90, Scottish economist and philosopher, whose influential book The Wealth of Nations (1776) advocated free trade and private enterprise and opposed state interference
Alexander McCall. born 1948, Scottish writer and academic, born in Zimbabwe. His novels include The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (1998), The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) and 44 Scotland Street (2005)
Bessie, known as Empress of the Blues. 1894–1937, US blues singer and songwriter
Delia. born 1941, British cookery writer and broadcaster: her publications include The Complete Cookery Course (1982)
F.E. See (1st Earl of) Birkenhead
Harvey. born 1938, British showjumper
Ian (Douglas). 1919–2007, Zimbabwean statesman; prime minister of Rhodesia (1964–79). He declared independence from Britain unilaterally (1965)
John. ?1580–1631, English explorer and writer, who helped found the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia. He was reputedly saved by the Indian chief’s daughter Pocahontas from execution by her tribe. Among his works is a Description of New England (1616)
John. 1938–94, British Labour politician; leader of the Labour Party 1992–94
Joseph. 1805–44, US religious leader; founder of the Mormon Church
Dame Maggie. born 1934, British actress. She has appeared in the films The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1988), The Secret Garden (1993), Gosford Park (2001), the Harry Potter series (2001–11), and in the TV series Downton Abbey (from 2010)
Stevie, real name Florence Margaret Smith. 1902–71, British poet. Her works include Novel on Yellow Paper (1936), and the poems `A Good Time was had by All’ (1937) and `Not Waving but Drowning’ (1957)
Sydney. 1771–1845, British clergyman and writer, noted for The Letters of Peter Plymley (1807–08), in which he advocated Catholic emancipation
Will(ard Christopher). born 1968, US film actor and rap singer; star of the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990–96) and the films Men In Black (1997), Ali (2001), and I Robot (2004)
Wilbur. born 1933, British novelist, born in Zambia. His novels include Where the Lion Feeds (1964), Monsoon (1999) and The Quest (2007)
William. 1769–1839, English geologist, who founded the science of stratigraphy by proving that rock strata could be dated by the fossils they contained

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” (cf. 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” (cf. Greek smile “knife, chisel”). Attested as a surname since at least c.975.

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

Smith (smĭth), Hamilton Othanel. Born 1931.

American microbiologist. He shared a 1978 Nobel Prize for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to molecular genetics.
American microbiologist who isolated bacterial enzymes that could split genetic DNA into fragments large enough to retain genetic information but small enough to permit chemical analysis. The existence of these compounds (called restriction enzymes) was earlier predicted by Werner Arber, and their discovery revolutionized genetic engineering. For this work Smith shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Arber and Daniel Nathans.

The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of Samuel to have a smith amongst them, lest they should make them swords and spears (1 Sam. 13:19). Thus the Philistines sought to make their conquest permanent (comp. 2 Kings 24:16).


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