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Pronunciation : Smooth
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [OE. smothe, smethe, AS. smeedhe, smoeedte, where e, oe, come from an older o; cf. LG. sm?de, sm?e, sm?dig; of uncertain origin.]
Definition : 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)

Defn: 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.

[Compar. Smoother; superl. Smoothest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Smooth
Part of Speech : adv.
Definition : Defn: Smoothly. Chaucer. Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Smooth
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths. Thackeray.

2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. "The smooth of his neck." Gen. xxvii. 16.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Smooth
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. smeedhian; cf. LG. sm?den. See Smooth, a.]
Definition : Defn: 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Smoothed (smoothd); p. pr. & vb. n. Smoothing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Smooth
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To flatter; to use blandishment. Because I can not flatter and speak fair, Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive and cog. Shak.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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