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smooth

 (smo͞oth)
adj. smooth·er, smooth·est
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4. Having no obstructions or difficulties: a smooth operation; a smooth trip.
5. Easy-going; serene: a smooth temperament.
6. Not sharp or bitter in taste: a smooth wine.
7. Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating: a smooth voice.
8. Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable: known for his smooth remarks.
v. smoothed, smooth·ing, smoothes
v.tr.
1. To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled: smoothed the fabric with an iron.
2. To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties: a real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.
3. To soothe or tranquilize; make calm: The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.
4. To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case: Don't try to smooth over their faults.
v.intr.
To become smooth.
n.
1. The act of smoothing.
2. A smooth surface or part.

[Middle English smothe, from Old English smōth.]

smooth′er n.
smooth′ly adv.
smooth′ness n.

smooth

(smuːð)
adj
1. resting in the same plane; without bends or irregularities
2. silky to the touch: smooth velvet.
3. lacking roughness of surface; flat
4. tranquil or unruffled: smooth temper.
5. lacking obstructions or difficulties
6.
a. suave or persuasive, esp as suggestive of insincerity
b. (in combination): smooth-tongued.
7. (Biology) (of the skin) free from hair
8. of uniform consistency: smooth batter.
9. not erratic; free from jolts: smooth driving.
10. (Brewing) not harsh or astringent: a smooth wine.
11. having all projections worn away: smooth tyres.
12. (Mathematics) maths (of a curve) differentiable at every point
13. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics without preliminary or simultaneous aspiration
14. gentle to the ear; flowing
15. (General Physics) physics (of a plane, surface, etc) regarded as being frictionless
adv
in a calm or even manner; smoothly
vb (mainly tr)
16. (often foll by: down) to make or become flattened or without roughness or obstructions
17. (often foll by: out or away) to take or rub (away) in order to make smooth: she smoothed out the creases in her dress.
18. to make calm; soothe
19. to make easier: smooth his path.
20. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering to remove alternating current ripple from the output of a direct current power supply
21. obsolete to make more polished or refined
n
22. the smooth part of something
23. the act of smoothing
24. (Tennis) tennis squash badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line. Compare rough27
25. (Squash & Fives) tennis squash badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line. Compare rough27
26. (Badminton) tennis squash badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line. Compare rough27
[Old English smōth; related to Old Saxon māthmundi gentle-minded, smōthi smooth]
ˈsmoothable adj
ˈsmoother n
ˈsmoothly adv
ˈsmoothness n

smooth

(smuð)

adj. smooth•er, smooth•est,
adv., v.
n. adj.
1. free from projections or unevenness of surface.
2. generally flat or unruffled, as a calm sea.
3. free from hairs or a hairy growth: a smooth cheek.
4. of uniform consistency; free from lumps, as a sauce.
5. allowing or having an even, uninterrupted movement or flow: a smooth ride.
6. easy and uniform, as the working of a machine.
7. having projections worn away: a smooth tire.
8. free from hindrances or difficulties: a smooth day at the office.
9. undisturbed, tranquil, or equable, as the temper; serene.
10. elegant, easy, or polished: a smooth manner.
11. ingratiatingly polite; suave: a smooth talker.
12. free from harshness; mellow, as wine.
13. not harsh to the ear, as sound.
adv.
14. in a smooth manner; smoothly.
v.t.
15. to make smooth of surface, as by scraping, planing, or pressing.
16. to remove (projections, ridges, wrinkles, etc.) in making something smooth (often fol. by away or out).
17. to free from difficulties.
18. to remove (obstacles) from a path (often fol. by away).
19. to make more polished, elegant, or agreeable.
20. to tranquilize, calm, or soothe.
21. Math. to simplify (an expression) by substituting approximate or certain known values for the variables.
22. smooth over, to make seem less severe, disagreeable, or irreconcilable.
n.
23. the act of smoothing.
24. something that is smooth; a smooth part or place.
[before 1050; (adj.) Middle English smothe, late Old English smōth]
smooth′er, n.
smooth′ly, adv.
smooth′ness, n.

smooth


Past participle: smoothed
Gerund: smoothing

Imperative
smooth
smooth
Present
I smooth
you smooth
he/she/it smooths
we smooth
you smooth
they smooth
Preterite
I smoothed
you smoothed
he/she/it smoothed
we smoothed
you smoothed
they smoothed
Present Continuous
I am smoothing
you are smoothing
he/she/it is smoothing
we are smoothing
you are smoothing
they are smoothing
Present Perfect
I have smoothed
you have smoothed
he/she/it has smoothed
we have smoothed
you have smoothed
they have smoothed
Past Continuous
I was smoothing
you were smoothing
he/she/it was smoothing
we were smoothing
you were smoothing
they were smoothing
Past Perfect
I had smoothed
you had smoothed
he/she/it had smoothed
we had smoothed
you had smoothed
they had smoothed
Future
I will smooth
you will smooth
he/she/it will smooth
we will smooth
you will smooth
they will smooth
Future Perfect
I will have smoothed
you will have smoothed
he/she/it will have smoothed
we will have smoothed
you will have smoothed
they will have smoothed
Future Continuous
I will be smoothing
you will be smoothing
he/she/it will be smoothing
we will be smoothing
you will be smoothing
they will be smoothing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smoothing
you have been smoothing
he/she/it has been smoothing
we have been smoothing
you have been smoothing
they have been smoothing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smoothing
you will have been smoothing
he/she/it will have been smoothing
we will have been smoothing
you will have been smoothing
they will have been smoothing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smoothing
you had been smoothing
he/she/it had been smoothing
we had been smoothing
you had been smoothing
they had been smoothing
Conditional
I would smooth
you would smooth
he/she/it would smooth
we would smooth
you would smooth
they would smooth
Past Conditional
I would have smoothed
you would have smoothed
he/she/it would have smoothed
we would have smoothed
you would have smoothed
they would have smoothed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smooth - the act of smoothingsmooth - the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
Verb1.smooth - make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
strip - remove the thread (of screws)
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
launch - smoothen the surface of; "launch plaster"
rake - level or smooth with a rake; "rake gravel"
plane - make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"
float - make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
sand, sandpaper - rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface"
sandblast - grind with a sandblast; "sandblast the facade of the building"
file - smooth with a file; "file one's fingernails"
gloss over, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over - treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
roughen - make rough or rougher; "roughen the surfaces so they will stick to each other"
2.smooth - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
Simonise, Simonize - polish with wax; "The motorcycle has been Simonized"
sleek, slick - make slick or smooth
burnish, furbish, buff - polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
gloss - give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
3.smooth - free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
disembarrass, rid, free - relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"
Adj.1.smooth - having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
ironed - (of linens or clothes) smoothed with a hot iron
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
slippery, slippy - causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.smooth - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophisticationsmooth - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"
3.smooth - of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
4.smooth - smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
5.smooth - (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
6.smooth - of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence; "a smooth ride"
bumpy, jolting, jolty, jumpy, rocky, rough - causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride"
7.smooth - lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"
8.smooth - (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"

smooth

adjective
2. sleek, polished, shiny, glossy, silky, velvety, glassy, mirror-like The flagstones were worn smooth by centuries of use.
sleek rough, coarse, abrasive, sharp, jagged
3. hairless, clean-shaven, smooth-shaven His baby-smooth skin might never have felt a razor.
4. creamy, velvety, whipped Continue whisking until the mixture looks smooth and creamy.
5. mellow, pleasant, mild, soothing, bland, agreeable This makes the flavour much smoother.
6. flowing, steady, fluent, regular, uniform, rhythmic This exercise is done in one smooth motion.
7. calm, peaceful, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled, equable This was only a brief upset in their smooth lives.
calm troubled, nervous, disturbed, uneasy, turbulent, troublesome, agitated, ruffled, edgy, excitable, antsy (informal)
8. easy, straightforward, trouble-free, effortless, untroubled, well-ordered A number of problems marred the smooth running of this event.
9. suave, slick, persuasive, urbane, silky, glib, facile, ingratiating, debonair, unctuous, smarmy (Brit. informal) Twelve extremely good-looking, smooth young men have been picked as finalists.
verb
1. flatten, level, press, plane, iron She stood up and smoothed down her frock.
2. spread, rub, smear She smoothed the lotion across his shoulder blades.
3. ease, aid, assist, facilitate, pave the way, make easier, help along, iron out the difficulties of smoothing the path towards a treaty
ease hamper, exacerbate, aggravate, hinder, make worse

smooth

adjective
1. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations:
2. Free from severity or violence, as in movement:
3. Posing no difficulty:
Informal: snap.
4. Effortlessly gracious and tactful in social manner:
5. Marked by facility, especially of expression:
verb
1. To make even, smooth, or level:
2. To bring to perfection or completion:
Idiom: smooth off the rough edges.
phrasal verb
smooth over
To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord:
Translations
أمْلَسسَلِس، بِدون مَشاكِلمَعْسول الكَلاممُنْتَظَم، بدون إرتِجاجاتنَاعِم
hladkýjemnýklidnýpříjemnýroztírat
glatglatte udgnidejævnklumpfri
kitkatonsileäsujuvatasainen
gladak
lesimítsimasimít
bera áhnökralaus, fyrirhafnarlauskekkjalausòægilegurslétta, strauja
滑らかな
매끄러운
meilikaujantisperdėm mandagussėkmingai
bez grūtībāmbez kunkuļiemgludsierīvētizgludināt
gladgladheidgladhuidigegladsgladstrijken
narovnaťroztieraťvtierať
gladekmiren
släthaljämnlen
เรียบ
pürüzsüzrahatsarsıntısızsorunsuzsürmek
nhẵn

smooth

[smuːð]
A. ADJ (smoother (compar) (smoothest (superl)))
1. (= not rough) [surface, stone] → liso; [skin] → suave, terso; [hair] → suave; [road] → llano, parejo (esp LAm); [sea, lake] → tranquilo, en calma
the flagstones had been worn smooth by centuries of uselas losas estaban lisas por siglos de uso
for a smoother shave, use Gillinsonpara un afeitado apurado, use Gillinson
as smooth as a baby's bottomsuave como la piel de un bebé
to be as smooth as silk or satinser suave como la seda
the sea was as smooth as glassla mar estaba lisa como un espejo
2. (= not lumpy) [paste, sauce] → sin grumos
3. (= not jerky) [running of engine, take-off, landing, motion] → suave, parejo (esp LAm); [crossing, flight] → bueno; [breathing] → regular
extra roads to ensure the smooth flow of trafficmás carreteras para asegurar un tráfico fluido
he lit his pipe without interrupting the smooth flow of his speechencendió su pipa sin interrumpir el hilo de su narración
this car gives a very smooth rideen este coche se viaja muy cómodo
4. (= trouble-free) [transition, takeover] → sin problemas, poco conflictivo; [journey] → sin problemas, sin complicaciones
the smooth passage of a bill through Parliamentla sosegada discusión de un proyecto de ley en el parlamento
the smooth running of a companyla fluida gestión de una empresa
5. (= mellow) [flavour, whisky, cigar, voice, sound] → suave
6. (= polished) [style] → fluido, suave; [performance] → fluido
7. (pej) (= slick) [person] → zalamero; [manner] → experimentado
beneath the smooth exterior, he's rather insecurebajo ese aire experimentado, es bastante inseguro
the smooth talk of the salesmanla labia del vendedor
to be a smooth talkertener pico de oro
see also operator 2
B. VT
1. (= flatten) (also smooth down) [+ hair, clothes, sheets, piece of paper] → alisar
she smoothed her skirtse alisó la falda
to smooth one's hair back from one's foreheadalisarse el pelo retirándolo de la frente
see flat A2
2. (= polish) (also smooth down) [+ wood, surface] → lijar, pulir
3. (= soften) [+ skin] → suavizar
to smooth away wrinkleshacer desaparecer las arrugas, eliminar las arrugas
4. (= make easy) [+ transition] → facilitar; [+ process] → suavizar
to smooth the path or way for sth/sballanar el camino para algo/a algn
to smooth relationslimar asperezas
5. (= rub) to smooth cream into one's skinuntarse crema en la piel
C. N
see rough C3
smooth down VT + ADV
1. (= flatten) [+ hair, sheet, covers, clothes] → alisar; [+ surface, road] → allanar, igualar
2. (= polish) [+ wood, surface] → lijar, pulir
3. (= pacify) [+ person] → aplacar
smooth out VT + ADV
1. (= flatten) [+ fabric, creases, dress] → alisar; [+ road surface] → aplanar, allanar
2. (fig) [+ problem] → solucionar, resolver; [+ difficulties] → allanar; [+ anxieties] → disipar
to smooth things outlimar las asperezas
smooth over VT + ADV
1. (lit) [+ soil] → allanar; [+ wood] → lijar, pulir
2. (fig) [+ difficulties] → allanar; [+ differences] → resolver
to smooth things overlimar las asperezas

smooth

[ˈsmuːð]
adj
[surface] → lisse
Your skin is so smooth
BUT Ta peau est très douce.
[mixture, sauce] → onctueux/euse
a smooth paste → une pâte onctueuse
[flavour, whisky] → moelleux/euse
[movement] → sans à-coups
The exercise should be done in one smooth motion → L'exercice doit être fait d'un seul mouvement, sans à-coups.
(= comfortable) [landing, takeoff] → en douceur; [flight, ride] → sans secousses; [crossing] → calme
It was a very smooth landing → L'avion a atterri tout en douceur.
[person] → doucereux/euse, mielleux/euse
to be a smooth talker → être beau parleur(belle)/euse
vt
(= flatten) → lisser, défroisser
to smooth the path → préparer la voie
smooth out
vt sep
[+ creases, bumps] → lisser
[+ difficulties] → aplanir; [+ problems] → résoudre
smooth over
vt sep
to smooth things over → arranger les choses

smooth

adj (+er)
(in texture, surface etc) → glatt; searuhig, glatt; road, surfaceglatt, eben; outlinesanft; skinglatt, weich; hairweich; as smooth as silkweich wie Seide, seidenweich; as smooth as glassspiegelglatt; worn smooth (steps)glatt getreten; knifeabgeschliffen; tyreabgefahren; this razor gives you a really smooth shavedieser Apparat rasiert wirklich sanft
(in consistency) pastesämig; sauceglatt; whisk sauce until smoothSoße glatt rühren
motion, flight, crossingruhig; flowgleichmäßig; gear changeweich, leicht; takeoff, landingglatt; breathinggleichmäßig; the car came to a smooth stopder Wagen kam glatt or ruhig zum Stehen; he is a very smooth driverer ist ein sehr angenehmer, ruhiger Fahrer; to ensure a smooth fitdamit es genau passt
(= trouble-free) transition, functioningreibungslos, glatt; relationsreibungslos; the bill had a smooth passage through Parliamentder Gesetzentwurf kam glatt durchs Parlament; we want the move to the new offices to be as smooth as possiblewir wollen, dass der Umzug in die neuen Büroräume so reibungslos wie möglich verläuft
(= not harsh in taste) flavour, coffeemild; whiskyweich; beersüffig
style of writingglatt, flüssig; tonessanft; dictionflüssig, geschliffen; the smooth, relaxing voice of the hypnotistdie sanft beruhigende Stimme des Hypnotiseurs
(= polite: often pej) mannersglatt; personglatt, aalglatt (pej); (= unruffled)kühl, cool (inf); to be a smooth talkerschönreden können; he’s too smooth to be sincereer ist bestimmt nicht ehrlich, er redet zu schön; a smooth operatorein Schlawiner m (inf)
(inf) restaurant, furniture, car, persongepflegt
(Tennis) → glatt
n to give something a smoothetw glatt streichen ? rough N
vt surfaceglätten, glatt machen; dress, hairglätten, glatt streichen; woodglatt hobeln; (fig) feelingsbesänftigen, beruhigen; to smooth one’s skirt over one’s kneessich den Rock über den Knien glatt streichen; to smooth cream into somebody’s skinCreme auf jds Haut streichen; to smooth the way for somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache den Weg ebnen

smooth

:
smoothbore
adjglatt
nGewehr ntmit glattem Lauf
smooth-faced
adjzarthäutig; (fig)scheinheilig

smooth

:
smooth-running
adj engine, carruhig laufend; convention etcreibungslos verlaufend
smooth-shaven
adj man, faceglatt rasiert
smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued
adj (pej)schönredend (pej), → schönrednerisch (pej)
smooth-talk
vt (pej)überreden (into zu); to smooth somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu überreden etw zu tun

smooth

[smuːð]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (surface, skin) → liscio/a; (chin, hairless) → imberbe; (sea) → liscio/a, calmo/a
as smooth as silk → liscio/a come la seta
b. (in consistency, paste) → omogeneo/a
c. (movement, breathing, pulse) → regolare; (landing, take-off, flight) → senza problemi; (crossing, trip, life) → tranquillo/a
d. (not harsh, cigarette) → leggero/a; (drink) → dal gusto morbido, amabile; (voice, sound) → carezzevole
e. (pej) (person) → mellifluo/a
he's a smooth operator (fam) → ci sa fare
he's a smooth talker → ha la parola facile
2. vt
a. (also smooth down) (hair) → lisciare
to smooth the way or path for sb (fig) → spianare la strada a qn
b. (stone, wood) → levigare
to smooth away wrinkles → far sparire le rughe
c. to smooth cream into one's facemassaggiarsi la crema sul viso
smooth out vt + adv (fabric, creases) → lisciare, spianare (fig) (difficulties) → appianare
smooth over vt + adv to smooth things over (fig) → sistemare le cose

smooth

(smuːð) adjective
1. having an even surface; not rough. Her skin is as smooth as satin.
2. without lumps. Mix the ingredients to a smooth paste.
3. (of movement) without breaks, stops or jolts. Did you have a smooth flight from New York?
4. without problems or difficulties. a smooth journey; His progress towards promotion was smooth and rapid.
5. (too) agreeable and pleasant in manner etc. I don't trust those smooth salesmen.
verb
1. (often with down, ~out etc) to make (something) smooth or flat. She tried to smooth the creases out.
2. (with into or over). to rub (a liquid substance etc) gently over (a surface): Smooth the moisturizing cream into/over your face and neck.
ˈsmoothen verb
to make smooth.
ˈsmoothly adverb
The plane landed smoothly; The meeting went very smoothly.
ˈsmoothness noun

smooth

نَاعِم hladký glat glatt λείος liso tasainen lisse gladak liscio 滑らかな 매끄러운 glad smidig gładki liso гладкий slät เรียบ pürüzsüz nhẵn 光滑的

smooth

a. liso-a; [cutis] suave, terso-a, delicado-a.

smooth

adj (surface) liso; (skin, etc.) suave, terso, liso; (hair) liso, suave; to make (something) alisar (algo); vt (dent, etc.) alisar
References in classic literature ?
It was only a little thing to do, and no trouble; and it's the little things that smooths people's roads the most, down here below; it would make Mary Jane comfortable, and it wouldn't cost nothing.
That day, as other solem dayes, they spent In song and dance about the sacred Hill, Mystical dance, which yonder starrie Spheare Of Planets and of fixt in all her Wheeles Resembles nearest, mazes intricate, Eccentric, intervolv'd, yet regular Then most, when most irregular they seem: And in thir motions harmonie Divine So smooths her charming tones, that Gods own ear Listens delighted.
Your offer, however, smooths all difficulties, and I have only to ask you, my dear M.