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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 smooth /ˈsmuð/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 smooth /ˈsmuð/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smooth a. [Compar. Smoother superl. Smoothest.]
 1. Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.
    The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to the touch, and even, without eminence or cavities.   --Dryden.
 2. Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.
 3. Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.
 4. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
    The only smooth poet of those times.   --Milton.
 Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to join
 The varying verse, the full-resounding line.   --Pope.
 When sage Minerva rose,
 From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows.   --Gay.
 5. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
 This smooth discourse and mild behavior oft
 Conceal a traitor.   --Addison.
 6. Mech. & Physics Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
 Note:Smooth is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, smooth-bodied, smooth-browed, smooth-combed, smooth-faced, smooth-finished, smooth-gliding, smooth-grained, smooth-leaved, smooth-sliding, smooth-speaking, smooth-woven, and the like.
 Syn: -- Even; plain; level; flat; polished; glossy; sleek; soft; bland; mild; soothing; voluble; flattering; adulatory; deceptive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smooth, adv. Smoothly.
    Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smooth, n.
 1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.
 2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. “The smooth of his neck.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smooth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smoothed p. pr. & vb. n. Smoothing.]  To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron. Specifically: --
 (a) To free from obstruction; to make easy.
 Thou, Abelard! the last sad office pay,
 And smooth my passage to the realms of day.   --Pope.
 (b) To free from harshness; to make flowing.
 In their motions harmony divine
 So smooths her charming tones that God's own ear
 Listens delighted.   --Milton.
 (c) To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.
 (d) To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
    Each perturbation smoothed with outward calm.   --Milton.
 (e) To ease; to regulate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smooth, v. i. To flatter; to use blandishment.
 Because I can not flatter and speak fair,
 Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive and cog.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: rough]
      2: smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of
         sophistication; "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"; "the manager pacified the customer with a
         smooth apology for the error"; "affable, suave, moderate
         men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra
         Pound [syn: politic, suave]
      3: of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
         [ant: rough]
      4: not marked with wrinkles; "unwrinkled cheeks" [syn: unwrinkled]
      5: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
         stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of
         a ballerina"; "liquid prose" [syn: flowing, fluent, fluid,
      6: without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a
         legato passage" [syn: legato] [ant: staccato]
      7: without chinks or crannies [syn: uncrannied] [ant: crannied]
      8: lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path
         through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
      n : the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"
      v 1: make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the
           surface of the wood" [syn: smoothen] [ant: roughen]
      2: (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please";
         "polish my shoes" [syn: polish, smoothen, shine]
      3: free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace
         negociations" [syn: smooth out]