adjective \ˈsmüth\

: having a flat, even surface : not rough : not having any bumps, ridges, or uneven parts

of a liquid mixture : not having any lumps : mixed together so there are no lumps

: happening or done without any problems

Full Definition of SMOOTH

a (1) :  having a continuous even surface (2) of a curve :  being the representation of a function with a continuous first derivative (3) :  having or being a short even coat of hair <a smooth collie> — compare rough, wirehaired
b :  being without hair
c :  glabrous <a smooth leaf>
d :  causing no resistance to sliding
:  free from difficulties or impediments <the smooth course of his life>
:  even and uninterrupted in flow or flight
:  excessively and often artfully suave :  ingratiating <a smooth operator>
a :  serene, equable <a smooth disposition>
b :  amiable, courteous
a :  not sharp or harsh <a smooth sherry>
b :  free from lumps
smooth adverb
smooth·ly adverb
smooth·ness noun

Examples of SMOOTH

  1. They groomed the ski trail so it was smooth.
  2. The river rocks had been worn smooth by the water.
  3. Whisk the flour into the gravy until it is smooth.
  4. The milkshake was smooth and creamy.
  5. With the aid of observers, the election process was a smooth one.
  6. Our trip was smooth and uneventful.
  7. the smooth movements of a swimmer
  8. She has a nice, smooth golf swing.
  9. His new car has a smooth ride.
  10. Our flight was very smooth.

Origin of SMOOTH

Middle English smothe, from Old English smōth; akin to Old Saxon smōthi smooth
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SMOOTH



: to make (something) smooth

: to remove problems or difficulties from a situation

: to spread (something) over a surface (such as your skin) : to apply (something) by rubbing it on a surface

smoothedsmooth·ingsmooths also smoothes

Full Definition of SMOOTH

transitive verb
:  to make smooth
a :  to free from what is harsh or disagreeable :  polish <smoothed out his style>
b :  soothe
:  to minimize (as a fault) especially in order to allay anger or ill will <his main job is to smooth over the friction that so often arises — Brian Crozier>
:  to free from obstruction or difficulty <conciliation smoothed the way to an agreement>
a :  to press flat <smoothed down the folds of her dress>
b :  to remove expression from (one's face) :  compose
:  to cause to lie evenly and in order :  preen <a bird smoothing its feathers>
:  to free (as a graph or data) from irregularities
intransitive verb
:  to become smooth
smooth·er noun

Examples of SMOOTH

  1. He smoothed his tie and headed out the door.
  2. The coin's date had been smoothed away over time.
  3. Smooth the cream on after your shower.
  4. Smooth the wax over the wood before polishing.
  5. She smoothed on some moisturizer before she put on her makeup.
  6. He smoothed ointment over the cut.

First Known Use of SMOOTH

15th century



Definition of SMOOTH

:  a smooth part
:  the act of smoothing
:  a smoothing implement

First Known Use of SMOOTH

15th century


adjective \ˈsmüth\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SMOOTH

:  forming or being a colony with a flat shiny surface usually made up of organisms that form no chains or filaments, show characteristic internal changes, and tend toward marked increase in capsule formation and virulence—used of dissociated strains of bacteria; compare rough


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