a worker in metal.
verb (used with object)
to forge on an anvil; form by heating and pounding:
to smith armor.
a person who works in metal, esp one who shapes metal by hammering
(in combination): a silversmith
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
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).
noun 1. a group of islands in S Maryland and N Virginia, in Chesapeake Bay.
noun 1. James, 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist. noun 1. James. original name James Lewes Macie. 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist, who left a bequest to found the Smithsonian Institution
[smith-soh-nee-uh n] /smɪθˈsoʊ ni ən/ noun 1. an institution in Washington, D.C., founded 1846 with a grant left by James Smithson, for the increase and diffusion of knowledge: U.S. national museum and repository. Smithsonian Institution /smɪθˈsəʊnɪən/ noun 1. a national museum and institution in Washington, D.C., founded in 1846 from a bequest by James Smithson, […]
noun, Mineralogy. 1. a native carbonate of zinc, ZnCO 3 , that is an important ore of the metal. noun 1. a white mineral consisting of zinc carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form: occurs chiefly in dry limestone regions and is a source of zinc. Formula: ZnCO3 Also called (US) calamine