is a person involved in the shaping of metal
objects. The traditional working place for a smith is a forge
or smithy. A smith working with iron
forging is a blacksmith
. Someone who works in silver
is a silversmith
; one who works with gold is a goldsmith
In pre-industrialized times, a smith was a person of high social standing, as he would supply the metal tools needed for efficient farming (especially the plough).
The Smith is also a river in the western United States of America (See Smith River.)
Smith is a relatively common surname amongst those of English descent.