non-smoking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “non-smoking” in the English Dictionary

"non-smoking" in British English

See all translations

non-smokingadjective

uk   /ˌnɒnˈsməʊ.kɪŋ/  us   /ˌnɑːnˈsmoʊ-/
B2 [before noun] A non-smoking ​person does not ​smoke: non-smoking ​passengers (also no-smoking) A non-smoking ​place is one where ​people are not ​allowed to ​smoke: Let's get a ​table in the no-smoking ​area. a non-smoking ​flight

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of non-smoking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"non-smoking" in Business English

See all translations

non-smokingadjective

uk   us   /ˌnɒnˈsməʊkɪŋ/
(also no-smoking) WORKPLACE used to describe a ​place where ​people are not ​allowed to smoke: non-smoking area/section It's physically impossible to prevent cigarette smoke from ​drifting from the smoking ​area over to the non-smoking ​areas. All our ​offices have been non-smoking for several ​years now.
used to describe a ​person who does not smoke: Non-smoking ​colleagues often resent the fact that smokers are ​allowed to take ​time for a cigarette ​break outside.
(Definition of non-smoking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of non-smoking?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“non-smoking” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More