KJV Dictionary Definition: smith



1. Literally, the striker, the beater; hence, one who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as an iron-smith; gold-smith; silver-smith, &c. Nor yet the smith hath learn'd to form a sword.

2. He that makes or effects any thing.

Hence the name Smith, which, from the number of workmen employed in working metals in early ages, is supposed to be more common than any other.

SMITH, v.t. To beat into shape; to forge. Not in use.


SMITH'ING, n. The act or art of working a mass of iron into the intended shape.