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English Dictionary: smooth by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
smooth
adj
  1. having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
    Antonym(s): rough, unsmooth
  2. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
    Synonym(s): politic, smooth, suave, bland
  3. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
    Antonym(s): rough
  4. smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
    Synonym(s): fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth
  5. (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"
    Synonym(s): legato, smooth
    Antonym(s): disconnected, staccato
  6. of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence; "a smooth ride"
    Antonym(s): bumpy, jolting, jolty, jumpy, rocky, rough
  7. lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  8. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
    Synonym(s): placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled
n
  1. the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"
v
  1. make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
    Synonym(s): smooth, smoothen
    Antonym(s): roughen
  2. make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
    Synonym(s): polish, smooth, smoothen, shine
  3. free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
    Synonym(s): smooth, smooth out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smooth \Smooth\, v. i.
      To flatter; to use blandishment.
  
               Because I can not flatter and speak fair, Smile in
               men's faces, smooth, deceive and cog.      --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smooth \Smooth\ (sm[oomac][th]), a. [Compar. {Smoother}
      (-[etil]r); superl. {Smoothest}.] [OE. smothe, smethe, AS.
      sm[emac][edh]e, sm[oe][edh]e, where [emac], [oe], come from
      an older [omac]; cf. LG. sm[94]de, sm[94]e, sm[94]dig; of
      uncertain origin.]
      1. Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no
            roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not
            rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain. --Chaucer.
  
                     The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to the
                     touch, and even, without eminence or cavities.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      2. Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.
  
      3. Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed;
            as, a smooth stream.
  
      4. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or
            hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
  
                     The only smooth poet of those times.   --Milton.
  
                     Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to join The
                     varying verse, the full-resounding line. --Pope.
  
                     When sage Minerva rose, From her sweet lips smooth
                     elocution flows.                                 --Gay.
  
      5. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
  
                     This smooth discourse and mild behavior oft Conceal
                     a traitor.                                          --Addison.
  
      6. (Mech. & Physics) Causing no resistance to a body sliding
            along its surface; frictionless.
  
      Note: Smooth is often used in the formation of selfexplaining
               compounds; as, smooth-bodied, smooth-browed,
               smooth-combed, smooth-faced, smooth-finished,
               smooth-gliding, smooth-grained, smooth-leaved,
               smooth-sliding, smooth-speaking, smooth-woven, and the
               like.
  
      Syn: Even; plain; level; flat; polished; glossy; sleek; soft;
               bland; mild; soothing; voluble; flattering; adulatory;
               deceptive.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smooth \Smooth\, adv.
      Smoothly. --Chaucer.
  
               Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smooth \Smooth\, n.
      1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
            --Thackeray.
  
      2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. [bd]The
            smooth of his neck.[b8] --Gen. xxvii. 16.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smooth \Smooth\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smoothed} (sm[oomac]thd);
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Smoothing}.] [OE. smothen, smethen, AS.
      sm[emac][edh]ian; cf. LG. sm[94]den. See {Smooth}, a.]
      To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as,
      to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.
      Specifically:
      (a) To free from obstruction; to make easy.
  
                     Thou, Abelard! the last sad office pay, And smooth
                     my passage to the realms of day.      --Pope.
      (b) To free from harshness; to make flowing.
  
                     In their motions harmony divine So smooths her
                     charming tones that God's own ear Listens
                     delighted.                                       --Milton.
      (c) To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
      (d) To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
  
                     Each perturbation smoothed with outward calm.
                                                                              --Milton.
      (e) To ease; to regulate. --Dryden.
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