What can be smoother than this baby's skin?
- The definition of smooth is even, flat and not rough.
- An example of smooth is a baby's skin.
- An example of smooth is a gravy with no lumps.
- Smooth is defined as to get rid of wrinkles, lumps or ridges in something.
An example of smooth is to iron a piece of clothing.
- having an even or level surface; having no roughness or projections that can be seen or felt
- having its projections leveled by wear: a smooth tire
- having an even consistency; without lumps: a smooth paste
- even, calm, or gentle in flow or movement: a smooth voyage
- free from interruptions, obstacles, difficulties, etc.: smooth progress
- not easily agitated or ruffled; calm; serene: a smooth temper
- free from hair, beard, etc.
- pleasing to the taste; not sharp or harsh; bland
- having an easy, gentle, flowing rhythm or sound
- suave, polished, or ingratiating, esp. in a flattering, insincere way
- Informal polished; competent: a smooth dancer
- Slang very pleasant, attractive, or enjoyable
- Mech. having relatively little friction
- Phonet. articulated without aspiration
Origin of smoothMiddle English smothe from Old English smoth, for earlier smethe from Germanic an unverified form smanthi from Indo-European an unverified form som-, together from base an unverified form sem-, together, same
- to make level or even
- to remove the lumps from
- to remove wrinkles from by pressing
- to free from interruptions, difficulties, etc.; make easy
- to make calm or serene; soothe
- to make less crude; polish or refine
- something smooth; smooth part
- an act of smoothing
- a. Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even. See Synonyms at level.b. Free from waves or disturbances; calm: The lake is smooth today.
- a. Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble: felt his smooth cheek after the close shave.b. Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs.
- a. Having a fine texture: a smooth fabric.b. Having an even consistency: a smooth pudding.c. Having an even or gentle motion or movement: a smooth ride.
- Having no obstructions or difficulties: a smooth operation; a smooth trip.
- Easy-going; serene: a smooth temperament.
- Not sharp or bitter in taste: a smooth wine.
- Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating: a smooth voice.
- Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable: known for his smooth remarks.
verbsmoothed, smooth·ing, smoothes
- To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled: smoothed the fabric with an iron.
- To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties: a real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
- To soothe or tranquilize; make calm: The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.
- To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case: Don't try to smooth over their faults.
- The act of smoothing.
- A smooth surface or part.
Origin of smoothMiddle English smothe from Old English smōth
(comparative smoother, superlative smoothest)
- 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.
- bland; glib
- Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; fluent.
- (of a person) suave; sophisticated
- (of an action) natural; unconstrained
- (of a motion) unbroken
- (chiefly of water) placid, calm.
- (of an edge) Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.
- (of food or drink) Not grainy; having an even texture.
- (of a beverage) Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.
- (mathematics, of a function) Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function's domain.
- (linguistics, classical studies, of a vowel) Lacking marked aspiration.
(comparative smoother, superlative smoothest)
(third-person singular simple present smooths, present participle smoothing, simple past and past participle smoothed)
- To make smooth or even.
- To make straightforward.
- (statistics, image processing, digital audio) To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.
From Middle English smoothe, smothe, smethe, from Old English smÅÃ¾, smÅÃ¾e (“smooth, serene, calm, unruffled") and Old English smÄ“Ã¾e (“smooth, polished, soft, without roughness or inequalities of surface, without discomfort or annoyance, suave, agreeable, avoiding offence, not irritating, not harsh, melodious, harmonious, lenitive"), both from Proto-Germanic *smanÃ¾az, *smanÃ¾iz (“smooth, soft"), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots smuith (“smooth"), Low German smode, smoede, smoe (“smooth"), Low German smÃ¶dig (“smooth, malleable, ductile").