A smith 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 and steel forging is a blacksmith. Someone who works in silver is a silversmith; one who works with gold is a goldsmith; one who works with locks is a locksmith.
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).
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