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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun smack:

niprelishtangslapsmackthunderflavour

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb smack:

reekpecksmacktastesmell

The word smack is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun smack

What does smack mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: smacks

  1. a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
  2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  3. a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
  4. street names for heroin
  5. an enthusiastic kiss
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of smack: smooch
    • more generic words: buss / kiss / osculation = the act of caressing with the lips
    • more specific word: smacker = a loud kiss
  6. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of smack: slap / smacking
    • more generic word: blow = a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • more specific word: spank = a slap with the flat of the hand

Alternative definition of the noun smack

noun

  1. A distinct flavour.
  2. A slight trace of something; a smattering.
  3. [slang] heroin.
  4. A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.
  5. A sharp blow; a slap. See also: spank.
  6. A loud kiss.

Definition of the adverb smack

What does smack mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. directly

Alternative definition of the adverb smack

adverb

  1. As if with a smack or slap

Definition of the verb smack

What does smack mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: smacked | smacking | smacks

  1. deliver a hard blow to
    • examples: The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved | The fighter managed to smack his opponent
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] against / into / onto [Location]The grocery cart hit against the wallVerbs of Contact by Impact: bang, bash, brush, bump, butt, clang, clash, clatter, collide, crack, crash, crunch, hammer, knock, ram, rap, slam, slap, smash, squash, strike, thud, thump
      [Theme - concrete object, plural] [Verb] togetherThe grocery carts thudded together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the flyVerbs of Contact by Impact: batter, beat, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, lash, pound, rap, slap, smash, strike, tap
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument]Paul hit her elbow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of smack: thwack
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  2. have an element suggestive (of something)
  3. have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  4. kiss lightly
    • example: Sam cannot smack Sue
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of smack: peck
    • more generic words: buss / kiss / osculate / snog = touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
  5. press (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating

Alternative definition of the verb smack

verb

  1. To indicate or suggest something.
  2. To slap someone, or to make a smacking sound.
  3. To wetly separate the lips, making a noise, in expectation of a treat.

Groups

  1. Smack was a Finnish band, which was active 1982-1990. The band's original line-up consisted of singer Claude, guitarists Kartsa and Manchuria, bassist Cheri and drummer Kinde.
  2. Smack is a Brazilian band from São Paulo, characterized by its raw and experimental instrumentation heavily influenced by Gang of Four, Talking Heads, Os Mutantes and The Jam, among others.
  3. Smack is a Los Angeles pop/rock band formed by singer/guitarist Lantz L'Amour, current L.A. Guns guitarist Stacey Blades, former and now current Blessings bassist Jamie Zimlin. and former Junkyard drummer Patrick Muzingo.

There are other groups with in their name, like Smack Dab and smack-dab.

Music

  1. "Smack" is a composition.
  2. "Smack" a.k.a. "Smack!" is a musical album of Carlotta.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "Smack" is a musical album of The Neon Judgement.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Smack" is a musical album of Jeff Paris.
  5. "Smack" is a musical album of The Pitcher.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Smack" is a musical single of Bettie Serveert.
    • released in (12 years ago)

Writings

"Smack" is a book by Tom Clark.

Characters

  1. Smack is a fictional character from the 2007 film Bomb.
  2. Smack is a fictional film character.

Miscellanea

  1. Smack is a Linux kernel security module that protects data and process interaction from malicious manipulation using a set of custom mandatory access control rules, with simplicity as its main design goal. It has been officially merged since the Linux 2.6.25 release, and was the main access control mechanism for the MeeGo mobile Operating System. It is also used to sandbox HTML5 web applications in the Tizen architecture, in the commercial Wind River Linux solutions for embedded device development, and in Philips Digital TV products.
    • also known as Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel
    • genre: Computer security
    • license: GNU General Public License
    • official website: schaufler-ca.com
  2. Smack — это клиентская библиотека XMPP, написанная на Java. Это свободное программное обеспечение, созданное Jive software и выпущенное под лицензией Apache. Google Android использует Smack для реализации XMPP.
  3. SMACK a.k.a. St. Mary's College Kisubi: St. Mary's College Kisubi is a boys-only boarding middle and high school located in Wakiso District in Central Uganda.

Phrases with Smack

Phrases starting with the word Smack:

  1. Smack of
  2. Smack Up
  3. smack-dab
  4. Smack One's Lips

Phrases ending with the word Smack:

  1. Talk Smack
  2. fishing smack

Other phrases containing the word Smack:

  1. Lay the Smack Down
  2. To Smack One's Lips

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Smack

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

Q - Z ; 1 by Hensleigh Wedgwood

Smack.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

SMACK, v. n., v. a., & n. ». Sax. j-mseckan : Belg. smaecken; Goth. smak . To have a taste; be tinctured with any particular taste ; make a particular noise in kissing : to kiss ; te emit a smart quick noise : taste ; flavor ; tincture : a loud kiss.

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Quotes about Smack

I hate it when people lose it, there's nothing left because they're not interesting, they're boring, I hate it, and especially smack, people on smack are the most boring in the world. (Michael Hutchence)
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Scrabble value of S1M3A1C3K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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