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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoothadjective

    the act of smoothing

    "he gave his hair a quick smooth"

  2. smoothadjective

    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, blandadjective

    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. smoothadjective

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

  5. fluent, fluid, liquid, smoothadjective

    smooth and unconstrained in movement

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

  6. legato, smoothadjective

    (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected

    "a legato passage"

  7. smoothadjective

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

    "a smooth ride"

  8. smoothadjective

    lacking obstructions or difficulties

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

  9. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledverb

    (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, smoothenverb

    make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

    "smooth the surface of the wood"

  11. polish, smooth, smoothen, shineverb

    make (a surface) shine

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

  12. smooth, smooth outverb

    free from obstructions

    "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"

Wiktionary

  1. smoothnoun

    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. smoothnoun

    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. smoothnoun

    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. smoothnoun

    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. smoothnoun

    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. smoothverb

    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. smoothverb

    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. smoothadverb

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. smoothadjective

    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. Smoothadverb

    smoothly

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

  8. Smoothnoun

    the act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths

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

  9. Smoothnoun

    that which is smooth; the smooth part of anything

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

  10. Smoothadjective

    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. Smoothadjective

    to free from obstruction; to make easy

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

  12. Smoothadjective

    to free from harshness; to make flowing

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

  13. Smoothadjective

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

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

  14. Smoothadjective

    to give a smooth or calm appearance to

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

  15. Smoothadjective

    to ease; to regulate

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

  16. Smoothverb

    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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Entomology

  1. Smooth

    a surface without elevations or indentations.

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

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

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

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  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. Zhang Dejiang:

    This has important meaning for fully effecting 'one country, two systems', 'Hong Kong people ruling themselves', the policy of a high degree of autonomy ... and promoting the gradual development of democracy and the smooth carrying out of the 2017 chief executive election by universal suffrage.

  2. Carnard Davis:

    I came here on vacation and saw how smooth and easy it was here, and I wanted a change.

  3. Francois Hollande:

    Nobody is going to understand why a strike should continue to impinge on a state enterprise's finances, the smooth running of the Euros and, above all, people's daily commute to work.

  4. Horace:

    Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    That is something we should begin discussions with Great Britain to ease concerns so that we do have a smooth trade relationship with Great Britain because they are our indispensable ally.

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