smooth

smooth
[[t]smuð[/t]]
adj. smooth•er, smooth•est, adv. v. n.
1) free from projections or unevenness of surface
2) generally flat or unruffled, as a calm sea
3) bio free from hairs or a hairy growth:
a smooth cheek[/ex]
4) of uniform consistency; free from lumps, as a sauce
5) allowing or having an even, uninterrupted movement or flow:
a smooth ride[/ex]
6) easy and uniform, as the working of a machine
7) having projections worn away:
a smooth tire[/ex]
8) free from hindrances or difficulties:
a smooth day at the office[/ex]
9) undisturbed, tranquil, or equable, as the temper; serene
10) elegant, easy, or polished:
a smooth manner[/ex]
11) ingratiatingly polite; suave:
a smooth talker[/ex]
12) free from harshness; mellow, as wine
13) not harsh to the ear, as sound
14) in a smooth manner; smoothly
15) bui 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. Math. to simplify (an expression) by substituting approximate or certain known values for the variables
22) phv cvb smooth over, to make seem less severe, disagreeable, or irreconcilable
23) the act of smoothing
24) something that is smooth; a smooth part or place
Etymology: bef. 1050; (adj.) ME smothe, late OE smōth smooth′er, n. smooth′ly, adv. smooth′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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