Definitions of smile

  1. To express pleasure, love, or kindness by the countenance, by contraction of the features of the face; to look gay and joyous; to express slight contempt; to sneer; to countenance.
  2. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  3. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  4. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
  5. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
  6. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
  7. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  8. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  9. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
  10. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  11. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.
  12. To show pleasure, joy, love, or kindness by an expression of the face; to look gay, cheerful, or happy; look with favor; as, to smile on one's labors.
  13. To express pleasure by the countenance: to express slight contempt: to look joyous: to be favorable.
  14. To express pleasure by the countenance; to look joyous; to be favorable.
  15. To give a smile; show approval.
  16. change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
  17. To express with a smile; to drive away with a smile.
  18. To express pleasure, moderate joy, love, or kindness, by an expansion of the features of the face; opposite of frown; to look gay and joyous; to favour; to express slight contempt by a movement of the features of the face; to sneer.
  19. A change of expression, marked by an upward curve of the mouth, a sparkle of the eyes, etc., and indicating joy, pleasure, kindness, or happiness; an appearance of gladness.
  20. Act of smiling: the expression of the features in smiling: favor.
  21. Act or expression of smilling; favor; glad appearance.
  22. A pleased or amused expression of the face; favor; blessing.
  23. A look of pleasure, or kindness, or slight contempt; gay or joyous appearance; favour.
  24. Smilingly.
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