smooth

smooth

smooth - Dictionary definition and meaning for word smooth

Definition
(noun) the act of smoothing
Example Sentence
  • he gave his hair a quick smooth

Definition
(verb) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
Synonyms : smoothen
Example Sentence
  • smooth the surface of the wood

Definition
(verb) make (a surface) shine
Synonyms : polish , shine , smoothen
Example Sentence
  • shine the silver, please
  • polish my shoes

Definition
(verb) free from obstructions
Synonyms : smooth out
Example Sentence
  • smooth the way towards peace negotiations

Definition
(adj) having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
Example Sentence
  • smooth skin
  • a smooth tabletop
  • smooth fabric
  • a smooth road
  • water as smooth as a mirror

Definition
(adj) smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
Synonyms : bland , politic , suave
Example Sentence
  • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
  • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

Definition
(adj) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
Definition
(adj) smooth and unconstrained in movement
Synonyms : fluent , fluid , liquid
Example Sentence
  • a long, smooth stride
  • the fluid motion of a cat
  • the liquid grace of a ballerina

Definition
(adj) (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
Synonyms : legato
Example Sentence
  • a legato passage

Definition
(adj) of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
Example Sentence
  • a smooth ride

Definition
(adj) lacking obstructions or difficulties
Example Sentence
  • the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly

Definition
(adj) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
Synonyms : placid , quiet , still , tranquil , unruffled
Example Sentence
  • 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

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