(Smol"der, Smoul"der), n. Smoke; smother. [Obs.]
The smolder stops our nose with stench.Gascoigne.
(Smol"der*ing, Smoul"der*ing), a. Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not
Some evil chanceTennyson.
Will make the smoldering scandal break and blaze.
(Smol"der*ing*ness, Smoul"der*ing*ness) n. The state of smoldering.
(Smol"dry, Smoul"dry) a. Smoldering; suffocating; smothery. [Obs.]
A flaming fire ymixt with smoldry smoke.Spenser.
(Smolt) n. (Zoöl.) A young salmon two or three years old, when it has acquired its silvery color.
(Smooch) v. t. See Smutch.
(Smoor) v. t. [AS. smorian; akin to D. & LG. smoren, G. schmoren to stew. Cf. Smother.]
To suffocate or smother. [Written also smore.] [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir T. More. Burns.
(Smooth) a. [Compar. Smoother (-er); superl. Smoothest.] [OE. smothe, smethe, AS. smeðe,
smðe, where e, , come from an older o; cf. LG. smöde, smöe, smödig; 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 joinPope.
The varying verse, the full-resounding line.
When sage Minerva rose,Gay.
From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows.
5. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
This smooth discourse and mild behavior oftAddison.
Conceal a traitor.
6. (Mech. & Physics) Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.
Smooth is often used in the formation of selfexplaining 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.
(Smooth), adv. Smoothly. Chaucer.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.Shak.