Smooth Definition

smo͝oth
smoothed, smoothes, smoothest, smoothing
adjective
smoothest
Having an even or level surface; having no roughness or projections that can be seen or felt.
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Free from waves or disturbances; calm.
The lake is smooth today.
American Heritage
Having its projections leveled by wear.
A smooth tire.
Webster's New World
Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs.
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Having an even consistency; without lumps.
A smooth paste.
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verb
smoothed, smoothes, smoothing
To make level or even.
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To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties.
A real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
American Heritage
To remove the lumps from.
Webster's New World
To become smooth.
Webster's New World
To remove wrinkles from by pressing.
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noun
An act of smoothing.
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Something smooth; smooth part.
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A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.

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(statistics) The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.

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Synonyms:
unctuositysmoothnesssaponaceousnesspolishlubricity
adverb
In a smooth manner.
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idiom
smooth away
  • to remove (difficulties, obstacles, etc.)
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smooth down
  • to make or become smooth, or even, level, calm, etc.
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smooth over
  • to relieve or resolve the tension in (a conflict or situation)
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Other Word Forms of Smooth

Noun

Singular:
smooth
Plural:
smoothes, smooths

Adjective

Base Form:
smooth
Comparative:
smoother
Superlative:
smoothest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Smooth

Origin of Smooth

  • From Middle English smoothe, smothe, smethe, from Old English smōþ, smōþe (“smooth, serene, calm, unruffled") and Old English smēþe (“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 *smanþaz, *smanþiz (“smooth, soft"), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots smuith (“smooth"), Low German smode, smoede, smoe (“smooth"), Low German smödig (“smooth, malleable, ductile").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English smothe from Old English smōth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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