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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smooth(adj)

    the act of smoothing

    "he gave his hair a quick smooth"

  2. smooth(adj)

    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"

  3. politic, smooth, suave, bland(adj)

    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"

  4. smooth(adj)

    of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

  5. fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth(adj)

    smooth and unconstrained in movement

    "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"

  6. legato, smooth(adj)

    (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected

    "a legato passage"

  7. smooth(adj)

    of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence

    "a smooth ride"

  8. smooth(adj)

    lacking obstructions or difficulties

    "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"

  9. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(verb)

    (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"

  10. smooth, smoothen(verb)

    make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

    "smooth the surface of the wood"

  11. polish, smooth, smoothen, shine(verb)

    make (a surface) shine

    "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

  12. smooth, smooth out(verb)

    free from obstructions

    "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"

Wiktionary

  1. smooth(Noun)

    Something which is smooth or easy.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  2. smooth(Noun)

    A smoothing action.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  3. smooth(Noun)

    A domestic animal having a smooth coat.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  4. smooth(Noun)

    A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  5. smooth(Noun)

    The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  6. smooth(Verb)

    To make smooth.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  7. smooth(Verb)

    To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  8. smooth(Adverb)

    Smoothly.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  9. smooth(Adjective)

    Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  10. smooth(Adjective)

    Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.

    We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  11. smooth(Adjective)

    bland; glib

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  12. smooth(Adjective)

    suave; sophisticated

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  13. smooth(Adjective)

    natural; unconstrained

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  14. smooth(Adjective)

    unbroken

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  15. smooth(Adjective)

    placid, calm.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  16. smooth(Adjective)

    Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  17. smooth(Adjective)

    Not grainy; having an even texture.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  18. smooth(Adjective)

    Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  19. smooth(Adjective)

    Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function's domain.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

  20. smooth(Adjective)

    Lacking marked aspiration.

    Etymology: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smooth

    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

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  2. Smooth

    evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  3. Smooth

    gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  4. Smooth

    flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  5. Smooth

    bland; mild; smoothing; fattering

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  6. Smooth

    causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  7. Smooth(adverb)

    smoothly

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  8. Smooth(noun)

    the act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  9. Smooth(noun)

    that which is smooth; the smooth part of anything

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  10. Smooth(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  11. Smooth(adj)

    to free from obstruction; to make easy

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  12. Smooth(adj)

    to free from harshness; to make flowing

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  13. Smooth(adj)

    to palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  14. Smooth(adj)

    to give a smooth or calm appearance to

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  15. Smooth(adj)

    to ease; to regulate

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

  16. Smooth(verb)

    to flatter; to use blandishment

    Etymology: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]

Freebase

  1. Smooth

    "Smooth" is a collaboration between Latin rock band Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. The song was written by Thomas and Itaal Shur, sung by Thomas, produced by Matt Serletic and won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smooth

    smōōth, adj. having an even surface: not tough: evenly spread: glossy: gently flowing: easy: regular: unobstructed: bland: mild, calm.—v.t. to make smooth: to palliate: to soften: to calm: to ease: (Shak.) to exonerate.—v.i. to repeat flattering words.—n. (B.) the smooth part.—adj. Smooth′-bore, not rifled.—n. a gun with smooth-bored barrel.—adjs. Smooth′-browed, with unwrinkled brow; Smooth′-chinned, having a smooth chin: beardless; Smooth′-dit′tied, sweetly sung, with a flowing melody.—v.t Smooth′en, to make smooth.—n. Smooth′er, one who, or that which, smooths: in glass-cutting, an abrading-wheel for polishing the aces of the grooves cut by another wheel: (obs.) a flatterer.—adj. Smooth′-faced, having a smooth air, mild-looking.—ns. Smooth′ing-ī′ron, an instrument of iron for smoothing clothes; Smooth′ing-plane, a small fine plane used for finishing.—adv. Smooth′ly.—n. Smooth′ness.—adjs. Smooth′-paced, having a regular easy pace; Smooth′-shod, having shoes without spikes; Smooth′-spō′ken, speaking pleasantly: plausible: flattering; Smooth′-tongued, having a smooth tongue: flattering. [A.S. smóthe, usually sméthe; Ger. ge-schmeidig, soft.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. smooth

    A Cornish term applied when the surf abates its fury for a short space. Also, the lee of a ship or of a rock.

Editors Contribution

  1. smooth

    Easy to achieve, use or function.

    It was a smooth process to access the information online and all of the team were very grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  
  2. smooth

    Of a motion flows easily.

    The aeroplane journey was smooth, all onboard were very grateful x

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smooth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3390

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smooth' in Verbs Frequency: #1106

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smooth' in Adjectives Frequency: #439

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smooth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smooth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of smooth in a Sentence

  1. Suu Kyi:

    For the first time in decades, our people will have a real chance of bringing about real change. This is a chance that we cannot afford to let slip, a smooth and tranquil transition is almost more important than a free and fair election.

  2. John Lettieri:

    The details matter so much here, what are we giving up in terms of incentives ? What local capacity do we have to make absorbing that new investment and jobs more seamless and smooth for local residents ?

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's better to be hurt by a harsh truth than be comforted by a smooth lie, in my view. Truth always sets you free.

  4. Black Hawk:

    How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.

  5. Rob Porter:

    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. Rob Porter, meanwhile, pushed back strongly on the allegations in the press. These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described. I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign, my commitment to public service speaks for itself. I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave White House.

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