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Definition of Smelt

Smelt
Smell Smell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelled, Smelt; p. pr. & vb. n. Smelling.] [OE. smellen, smillen, smullen; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, sm["o]len, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen to smolder, and E. smolder. Cf. Smell, n.] 1. To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes. 2. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out. ``I smell a device.' --Shak. Can you smell him out by that? --Shak. 3. To give heed to. [Obs.] From that time forward I began to smellthe Word of God, and forsook the school doctors. --Latimer. To smell a rat, to have a sense of something wrong, not clearly evident; to have reason for suspicion. [Colloq.] To smell out, to find out by sagacity. [Colloq.]
Smelt
Smelt Smelt, n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) 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. Note: The most important species are the European smelt (Osmerus eperlans) (called also eperlan, sparling, and spirling), the Eastern American smelt (O. mordax), the California smelt (O. thalichthys), and the surf smelt (Hypomesus olidus). The name is loosely applied to various other small fishes, as the lant, the California tomcod, the spawn eater, the silverside. 2. Fig.: A gull; a simpleton. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. Sand smelt (Zo["o]l.), the silverside.
Smelt
Smelt Smelt, imp. & p. p. of Smell.
Smelt
Smelt Smelt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelted; p. pr. & vb. n. Smelting.] [Of foreign origin; cf. Sw. sm["a]lta, D. smelten, Dan. smelte, Icel. smelta, G. schmelzen OHG. smelzan, smelzen; probably akin to Gr. ?????. Cf. Enamel, Melt, Mute, v. i., Smalt.] (Metal.) 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.

Meaning of Smelt from wikipedia

- Smelt may refer to: Smelting, chemical process The common name of various fish Smelt (fish), a family of small fish, Osmeridae Australian smelt in the...
- freshwater smelts or typical smelts to distinguish them from the related Argentinidae (herring smelts or argentines), Bathylagidae (deep-sea smelts), and Retropinnidae...
- Smelting is a process of applying heat to ore in order to extract a base metal. It is a form of extractive metallurgy. It is used to extract many metals...
- The rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) is a North American species of fish of the family Osmeridae. It was introduced to the Great Lakes, and from there has...
- The smelt or European smelt (Osmerus eperl****) is a species of fish in the family Osmeridae. The body of the European smelt is typically 15 to 18 cm long...
- The delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) is an endangered slender-bodied smelt, about 5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in) long, in the family Osmeridae. Endemic...
- The pond smelt (Hypomesus olidus) is a freshwater species of smelt that inhabits the Arctic. "Hypomesus olidus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System...
- Freshwater smelt may refer to: Wakasagi smelts, an introduced species of smelt in California, native to eastern Asia. Great Lakes smelts, (North American)...
- The sand smelt (Atherina presbyter) is a species of marine fish of the Atherinidae family, common in the north-eastern Atlantic from the Danish straits...
- Night smelt (Spirinchus starksi) is a true smelt of the family Osmeridae. It is native to the Pacific coast of North America. Night smelt are similar...
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