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Meaning of SMEAR

Pronunciation:  smeer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  2. [n]  a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  3. [n]  a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
  4. [n]  slanderous defamation
  5. [v]  charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
  6. [v]  cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
  7. [v]  spread or daub over
  8. [v]  make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  9. [v]  stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

SMEAR is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: asperse, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, blot, blot, blur, calumniate, cytologic smear, cytosmear, daub, daub, defame, denigrate, malignment, slander, slur, smirch, smirch, smirch, smudge, smudge, smutch, spot, spot, stain, sully, vilification
 See Also: accuse, alimentary tract smear, assassinate, badmouth, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blemish, blood, blotch, bronchoscopic smear, calumny, cervical smear, charge, colly, cover, cytologic specimen, defamation, defect, dirty, drag through the mud, dust, error, fault, fingermark, fingerprint, grime, hatchet job, inkblot, libel, lower respiratory tract smear, malign, mistake, moil, obloquy, Pap smear, Papanicolaou smear, resmudge, rub, smirch, soil, splodge, splotch, sputum smear, traduce, traducement, vaginal smear



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Smear\ (sm[=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smeared}
    (sm[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Smearing}.] [OE. smeren,
    smerien, AS. smierwan, smyrwan, fr. smeoru fat, grease; akin
    to D. smeren, OHG. smirwen, G. schmieren, Icel. smyrja to
    anoint. See {Smear}, n.]
    1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or
       adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil. ``Smear
       the sleepy grooms with blood.'' --Shak.
    2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain
       morally; as, to be smeared with infamy. --Shak.
  2. \Smear\, n. [OE. smere,. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D.
    smeer, G. schmeer, OHG. smero, Icel. smj["o]r, Sw. & Dan.
    sm["o]r butter, Goth. sma['i]r[thorn]r fatness, smarna dung;
    cf. Lith. smarsas fat. Cf. {Smirch}.]
    1. A fat, oily substance; oinment. --Johnson.
    2. Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive
       substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
             Slow broke the morn, All damp and rolling vapor,
             with no sun, But in its place a moving smear of
             light.                                --Alexander