the act of smoothing
"he gave his hair a quick smooth"
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"
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"
of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
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"
(music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
"a legato passage"
of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
"a smooth ride"
lacking obstructions or difficulties
"the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
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"
make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
"smooth the surface of the wood"
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine(verb)
make (a surface) shine
"shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
smooth, smooth out(verb)
free from obstructions
"smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
Something which is smooth or easy.
A smoothing action.
A domestic animal having a smooth coat.
A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.
The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.
To make smooth.
To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.
Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.
Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.
We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.
Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.
Not grainy; having an even texture.
Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.
Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function's domain.
Lacking marked aspiration.
Origin: From smoothe, smothe, smethe, from smoþ, smoþe and smeþe, both from smanþaz, of unknown origin. Cognate with smuith, smode, smoede, smoe, smödig.
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
evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair
gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream
flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent
bland; mild; smoothing; fattering
causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless
the act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths
that which is smooth; the smooth part of anything
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
to free from obstruction; to make easy
to free from harshness; to make flowing
to palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault
to give a smooth or calm appearance to
to ease; to regulate
to flatter; to use blandishment
Origin: [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smian; cf. LG. smden. See Smooth, a.]
"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
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
A Cornish term applied when the surf abates its fury for a short space. Also, the lee of a ship or of a rock.
Song lyrics by smooth -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by smooth on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'smooth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3390
Rank popularity for the word 'smooth' in Verbs Frequency: #1106
Rank popularity for the word 'smooth' in Adjectives Frequency: #439
The numerical value of smooth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of smooth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of smooth in a Sentence
Images & Illustrations of smooth
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for smooth
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for smooth »
Find a translation for the smooth definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)