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Smelt meaning

smelt - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Smell
  2. 2. imp. & amp; p. p. of Smell.
  3. 3. Any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a peculiar odor and taste.
  4. 4. A gull; a simpleton.
  5. 5. To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify; as, to smelt tin.
  6. 6. imp. & p. p. of Smell.
  7. 7. A small fish.
  8. 8. To melt, as ore.

smelt - examples of usage

  1. My cargo smelt to heaven but what of that? - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The church was empty, cool, and smelt of the hill- side. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. And its door you could see through the glass of into the hall, when its shutters were not thumb- screwed up over the panes, was painted a green that staggered the reason, and smelt even more strongly than the stone- colour. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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