Definition of Smock

1. Noun. A loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles.

Exact synonyms: Dust Coat, Duster, Gabardine, Gaberdine
Generic synonyms: Coverall



2. Verb. Embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally. "The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Smocking

Definition of Smock

1. n. A woman's under- garment; a shift; a chemise.

2. a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman.

3. v. t. To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock.

Definition of Smock

1. Noun. A woman's undergarment; a shift; a chemise. ¹

2. Noun. A blouse. ¹

3. Noun. A loose garment worn as protection by a painter, etc. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock ¹

5. Adjective. Hence, of or pertaining to a woman. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock. Alfred Tennyson. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To apply smocking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smock

1. to furnish with a smock (a loose outer garment) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Smock

1. 1. A woman's under-garment; a shift; a chemise. "In her smock, with head and foot all bare." (Chaucer) 2. A blouse; a smoock frock. Origin: AS. Smoc; akin to OHG. Smocho, Icel. Smokkr, and from the root of AS. Smgan to creep, akin to G. Schmiegen to cling to, press close. MHG. Smiegen, Icel. Smjga to creep through, to put on a garment which has a hole to put the head through; cf. Lith. Smukti to glide. Cf. Smug, Smuggle. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. Smock mill, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building turns on a post. Smock race, a race run by women for the prize of a smock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smock

smithies
smithing
smithite
smiths
smithsonite
smithsonites
smithwork
smithy
smithying
smiting
smits
smitted
smitten
smitting
smittle
smock (current term)
smock-faced
smock frock
smock frocks
smocked
smocking
smockings
smockless
smocklike
smocks
smog
smog check
smogged
smoggier
smoggiest

Literary usage of Smock

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Y' This links ¡mug with smock, which shews the opposite change from g to k, ... A smock, orig. so named from the hole for the neck into which one crept, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1887)
"Mr. Ryder having in 1787 been engaged for Covent Garden, Mr. Cherry was called up to supply his place at the Theatre Royal, smock Alley, Dublin' (>l>. ..."

3. History of Monmouth County, New Jersy, 1664-1920 by Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1922)
"HARRY WIKOFF smock—When the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association started their improvement at ... Ere long smock & Buchanon had pre-empted the lumber field, ..."

4. History of Monmouth County, New Jersy, 1664-1920 by Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1922)
"HARRY WIKOFF smock—When the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association started their improvement at ... Ere long smock & Buchanon had pre-empted the lumber field, ..."

5. The Romance of the Irish Stage by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy (1897)
"CHAPTER V. Preparing for opposition—Engagement of Miss Bellamy —The actress indulges in melancholy—Facing a crowd of college boys—Her appearance at smock ..."

6. The Romance of the Irish Stage by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy (1897)
"CHAPTER V. Preparing for opposition—Engagement of Miss Bellamy —The actress indulges in melancholy—Facing a crowd of college boys—Her appearance at smock ..."

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