smooths

6 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smooth \Smooth\ (sm[=oo][th]), adjective [Compar. {Smoother} (sm[=oo][th]"[~e]r); superl. {Smoothest}.] [OE. smothe, smethe, AS. sm[=e][eth]e, sm[oe][eth]e, where [=e], [oe], come from an older [=o]; cf. LG. sm["o]de, sm["o]e, sm["o]dig; of uncertain origin.]

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. --Chaucer.

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smooth \Smooth\, adverb Smoothly. --Chaucer.

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smooth \Smooth\, noun

1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths. --Thackeray.

2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. "The smooth of his neck." --Gen. xxvii. 16.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smooth \Smooth\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Smoothed} (sm[=oo]thd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Smoothing}.] [OE. smothen, smethen, AS. sm[=e][eth]ian; cf. LG. sm["o]den. See {Smooth}, adjective] 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. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Smooth \Smooth\, verb (used without an object) 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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

smooth

adjective

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}, {unsmooth}]

2: 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" [syn: {politic}, {smooth}, {suave}, {bland}]

3: of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth [ant: {rough}]

4: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina" [syn: {fluent}, {fluid}, {liquid}, {smooth}]

5: (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage" [syn: {legato}, {smooth}] [ant: {disconnected}, {staccato}]

6: of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence; "a smooth ride" [ant: {bumpy}, {jolting}, {jolty}, {jumpy}, {rocky}, {rough}]

7: lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"

8: (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" [syn: {placid}, {quiet}, {still}, {tranquil}, {smooth}, {unruffled}]

noun

1: the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"

verb

1: make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood" [syn: {smooth}, {smoothen}] [ant: {roughen}]

2: make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes" [syn: {polish}, {smooth}, {smoothen}, {shine}]

3: free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations" [syn: {smooth}, {smooth out}]

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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