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English Dictionary: smoother by the DICT Development Group
3 results for smoother
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
smoother
n
  1. a power tool used for sanding wood; an endless loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor
    Synonym(s): drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother
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]:
   Smoother \Smooth"er\, n.
      One who, or that which, smooths.
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