• WordNet 3.6
    • adv smack directly "he ran bang into the pole","ran slap into her"
    • v smack press (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating
    • v smack deliver a hard blow to "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved"
    • v smack kiss lightly
    • v smack have a distinctive or characteristic taste "This tastes of nutmeg"
    • v smack have an element suggestive (of something) "his speeches smacked of racism","this passage smells of plagiarism"
    • n smack the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    • n smack an enthusiastic kiss
    • n smack street names for heroin
    • n smack a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
    • n smack the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    • n smack a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder. Street names for heroin include "smack," "H," "skag," and "junk." Other names may refer to types of heroin produced in a specific geographical area, such as "Mexican black tar."
    • Smack A loud kiss; a buss. "A clamorous smack ."
    • Smack A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.
    • Smack A quick, smart blow; a slap.
    • Smack A small quantity; a taste.
    • n Smack (Naut) A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.
    • adv Smack As if with a smack or slap.
    • Smack Taste or flavor, esp. a slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively. "So quickly they have taken a smack in covetousness.""They felt the smack of this world."
    • Smack To have a smack; to be tinctured with any particular taste.
    • Smack To have or exhibit indications of the presence of any character or quality. "All sects, all ages, smack of this vice."
    • Smack To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
    • Smack To kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
    • Smack To make a noise by the separation of the lips after tasting anything.
    • Smack To make a sharp noise by striking; to crack; as, to smack a whip. "She smacks the silken thong."
    • Smack To open, as the lips, with an inarticulate sound made by a quick compression and separation of the parts of the mouth; to make a noise with, as the lips, by separating them in the act of kissing or after tasting. "Drinking off the cup, and smacking his lips with an air of ineffable relish."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Linthicum, Maryland woman, dressed only in bra and panties, lost her balance while putting down linoleum in her home and fell smack into the glue that was spread on the floor, according to Battalian Chief John M. Scholz of the county Fire Department. She became stuck to the floor (mistake one) but somehow managed to free herself after awhile and called the emergency number 911.
    • smack To have a taste; have a certain flavor; suggest a certain thing by its flavor.
    • smack Hence, figuratively, to have a certain character or property, especially in a slight degree; suggest a certain character or quality: commonly with of.
    • n smack A taste or flavor; savor; especially, a slight flavor that suggests a certain thing; also, the sense of taste.
    • n smack Hence A flavor or suggestion of a certain quality.
    • n smack Scent; smell.
    • n smack A small quantity; a taste; a smattering.
    • n smack Synonyms Flavor, Savor, etc. (see taste), tang.
    • n smack Touch, spice, dash, tinge.
    • smack To smite or strike smartly and so as to produce a sharp sound; give a sharp blow to, especially with the inside of the hand or fingers; slap: as, to smack one's cheek.
    • smack To cause (something) to emit a sharp sound by striking or slapping it with something else: as, he smacked the table with his fist.
    • smack To part smartly so as to make a sharp sound: used chiefly of the lips.
    • smack To kiss, especially in a coarse or noisy manner.
    • smack To make a sharp sound by a smart parting of the lips, as after tasting something agreeable.
    • smack To kiss so as to make a smart, sharp sound with the lips; kiss noisily.
    • smack To come or go against anything with great force.
    • n smack A smart, sharp sound made by the lips, as in a hearty kiss, or as an expression of enjoyment after an agreeable taste; also, a similar sound made by the lash of a whip; a crack; a snap.
    • n smack A sharp, sudden blow, as with the flat of the hand; a slap.
    • n smack A loud kiss; a buss.
    • smack In a sudden and direct or aggressive manner, as with a smack or slap; sharply; plump; straight.
    • n smack A slooprigged vessel formerly much used in the coasting and fishing trade.
    • n smack A fishing-vessel provided with a well in which the fish are kept alive; a fishing-smack. Smacks are either sailing vessels or steamers. They are chiefly market-boats, and in the United States are most numerous on the south coast of New England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Edney Raphael, 39, running from a stabbing in Philadelphia with a bloody knife in his hand, was captured following a foot chase; he had turned his head to see where the officers were and run smack into a parking meter.
    • n Smack smak taste: flavour: a pleasing taste: a small quantity: a flavour of something
    • v.i Smack to have a taste: to have a quality
    • n Smack smak a generic name for small decked or half-decked coasters and fishing-vessels, most rigged as cutters, sloops, or yawls.
    • v.t Smack smak to strike smartly, to slap loudly: to kiss roughly and noisily
    • v.i Smack to make a sharp noise with, as the lips by separation
    • n Smack a sharp sound: a crack: a hearty kiss
    • adv Smack sharply, straight
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  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.”
  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson
    “It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “He took the bride about the neck and kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack that at the parting all the church did echo.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltiness of time.”


Smack in the face - If something is a smack in the face, it is a shock, usually one that impedes progress.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. smaken, to taste, have a taste, -- from the noun; cf. AS. smecan, taste; akin to D. smaken, G. schmecken, OHG. smechen, to taste, smachn to have a taste (and, derived from the same source, G. schmatzen, to smack the lips, to kiss with a sharp noise, MHG. smatzen, smackzeen,), Icel. smakka, to taste, Sw. smaka, Dan. smage,. See 2d Smack (n.)


In literature:

His vessel was the Margate smack.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
We all took a long breath, and Charlie Webster gave a soft whistle, and smacked his lips.
"Pieces of Eight" by Richard le Gallienne
So he hailed a fishing smack and put the four friends from Seacove aboard of her.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
The choice he makes smacks of convenience rather than of logic or common sense.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
On one grey Sunday morning a pretty smack came creeping through the fleet.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
If she has to take bitter medicine, she'll do it an' smack her mouth.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
The hands of Pollyooly were sore from smacking Prince Adalbert, but not so sore as his royal cheeks; and still she smacked on.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
Its verdure smacks of the wilderness.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
It is no use roughly smacking a shrinking, sensitive child.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
There was a terrific crunch, a couple of smacking, gobbling swallows, and head parted from body.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith

In poetry:

And many a man will melt in man,
Becoming one, not two,
When smacks across the startled earth
The Kiss of Kikuyu.
"The Higher Unity" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
As the smacke of dyuers sauce,
So dyuerslye they wroughte:
By despayre the one to deathe
By vague hope the other broughte.
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
But oh, the hundred things and more,
That come in at the door! —
The smack of mint, old joy, old pain,
Caught in the gray and tender rain.
"Oh, Gray And Tender Is The Rain" by Lizette Woodworth Reese
Ah no, she says, and she is tough,
and smacks me down with her rebuff.
Ah no, she says, I will not come
after the bloody things you've done.
"Ballad Of The Despairing Husband" by Robert Creeley
His face is a book of woe,
And mine is a song of glee;
A slave he is to the great "They say,"
But I--I am bold and free;
No wonder he smacks of woe,
And I have the tang of glee.
"Differences" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
All this is now o'er, and so dismal my loss is,
So hard 'tis to part from the smack of the thong,
That I mean (from pure love for the old whipping process)
To take to whipt syllabub all my life long.
"Epistle Of Condolence From A Slave-Lord To A Cotton-Lord" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Boykin finds Steelers' smack talk amusing .
Hurricane Sandy smacked luxury stores last month — and now they're showering shoppers with discounts.
Lin Dan of China smacks the birdie in his badminton victory Wednesday over L. Chong Wei of Malaysia for the gold medal.
He says 'love' but behavior smacks of controlling.
The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible , the city of Karkemish, lies smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages today.
The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible , it lies smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages today.
The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible , the city of Karkemish lies smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages today -- and archaeologists are conducting the most extensive excavations in nearly a century.
Talking smack is usually a waste of breath .
The constant catfights and vicious verbal smack downs have become too much even for the Real Housewives Of Atlanta 's most dramatic diva, and now Kim Zolciak is revealing why she ditched the show mid-season.
When someone started talking smack about the quality of teachers, he let the reporter and camerman have a piece of his mind.
They head south as the temperature drops, sometimes smack into the Cape 's lower arm.
Pony Car War Virtual Smack Down: America's favorite pony cars dice in the digital domain.
1) Kellogg's Honey Smacks -- 55.6 percent.
Your wife, Michelle, was on the show and she was talking some smack about your moves.
Video/GIF of the Day: CNBC Set Smacks Glenn Hubbard Over the Fiscal Cliff.

In science:

But without a theoretical justification these strategies have the smack of sweeping the dirt under the carpet.
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
That formulation upsets many scientists, and rightly so, since it smacks of irrational mysticism.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
This last affirmation smacks simply of defamation though it is interesting, nonetheless, to try to understand why religion for Sokal (and Bricmont) is a pseudoscience in the same way that astrology is.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Gya rocks.” This puts us smack dab in the Archean.
Astrophysics in 2005
And here is the actual published prediction from 4th generation (which is smack in the middle of the experiments). I already stated something like this, large sin(2ΦBs ), in 2005.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP