Definition and Meanings for smooth
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Part of Speech of smooth
adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of smooth
Meaning of smooth
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- 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.
- evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.
- gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.
- flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
- bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
- causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
- the act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
- that which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective
- 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.
- to free from obstruction; to make easy.
- to free from harshness; to make flowing.
- to palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
- to give a smooth or calm appearance to.
- to ease; to regulate.
as intransitive verb
- to flatter; to use blandishment.