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Definition of Smooth
SmoothSmooth Smooth (sm[=oo][th]), a. [Compar. Smoother (-[~e]r);
superl. Smoothest.] [OE. smothe, smethe, AS. sm[=e][eth]e,
sm[oe][eth]e, where [=e], [oe], come from an older [=o]; cf.
LG. sm["o]de, sm["o]e, sm["o]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.
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
Syn: Even; plain; level; flat; polished; glossy; sleek; soft;
bland; mild; soothing; voluble; flattering; adulatory;
Smooth Smooth, adv.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. --Shak.
Smooth Smooth, n.
1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. ``The
smooth of his neck.' --Gen. xxvii. 16.
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