Definition of smoth
1. smooth [ a ] having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
Examples: "smooth skin" "a smooth tabletop" "smooth fabric" "a smooth road" "water as smooth as a mirror"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` Everything went real smooth '' , the sheriff said .
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
Spectators in white crush textures dip toe and heel in smooth black , navy and taffy tan .
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
I dig it , rake it smooth , sow the seeds and wet them down with a fog spray .
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
One of these is the `` dissolve '' , which makes possible a visually smooth transition from scene to scene .
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Not always , though , does the development of a bumblebee colony take_place in the smooth fashion we have just described .Synonyms smooth Related Terms rough velvet glossy glassy seamless hairless marmoreal creaseless waxlike fast slippery even fine ironed
2. smooth [ v ] make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
Examples: "smooth the surface of the wood"
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
She smoothed the covers on Scotty 's bed and picked things up from the floor .
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
She stood_up , smoothing her hair down , straightening her clothes , feeling a thankfulness for the enveloping darkness outside , and , above everything else , for the absence of the need to answer , to respond , to be aware even of Stowey coming_in or going_out , and yet , now that she was beginning to cook , she glimpsed a future without him , a future alone like this , and the pain made her head writhe , and in_a_moment she found it hard to wait for Lucretia to come with her guests .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
A bustle of sheets being smoothed and pillows being arranged indicated the fille_de_chambre 's presence inside ; they listened and suddenly a step towards the door announced another important fact .
(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
He knew it was there , knew also what it was about , but he would n't raise a finger except to smooth his yellow dog 's back .Synonyms smooth smoothen Related Terms roughen change_surface file sandpaper rake plane float launch strip sandblast gloss_over rub
3. smooth [ a ] smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
Examples: "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage" "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Where their sharp edges seemed restless as sea waves thrusting themselves upward in angry motion , Papa-san sat glacier like , his smooth solidity , his very immobility defying all the turmoil about him .
(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
My eyes were so bleary I could barely see him but there he was , a little smooth olivefaced guy in a new spring overcoat and a taffy colored fedora .
He was smooth and civil spoken but it seemed to me there was something tough under his self-effacing manner .Synonyms smooth suave politic Related Terms diplomatic
4. smooth [ v ] (of surfaces) make shine
Examples: "shine the silver, please" "polish my shoes"
(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)
Place work on a flat surface and smooth out .Synonyms polish smooth shine smoothen Related Terms beautify buff Simonize slick gloss polish shining buffer rub
5. smooth [ a ] not marked with wrinkles
Examples: "unwrinkled cheeks"
6. smooth [ a ] (botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teethUsed in print:
(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
We collected `` lucky stones '' - all the creamy translucent pebbles , worn smooth and round , that we could find in the driveway .Synonyms smooth Related Terms rough botany entire repand sinuate unnotched undulate compound simple
7. smooth [ a ] smooth and unconstrained in movement
Examples: "a long, smooth stride" "the fluid motion of a cat" "the liquid grace of a ballerina" "liquid prose"
(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The constant temperature contours are much smoother than those observed at 4.3 mm by Coates ( 1959 a ) , and apparently the emission at 8 mm is not nearly so sensitive to differences in surface features .Synonyms flowing smooth liquid fluid fluent Related Terms graceful
8. smooth [ a ] without chinks or cranniesSynonyms smooth uncrannied Related Terms crannied
9. smooth [ v ] free from obstructions
Examples: "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
10. smooth [ a ] (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
Examples: "a legato passage"
11. smooth [ a ] lacking obstructions or difficulties
Examples: "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
12. smooth [ n ] the act of smoothing
Examples: "he gave is hair a quick smooth"
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