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Definitions of smile

  1. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
  2. express with a smile; " She smiled her thanks"
  3. change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
  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. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  8. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  9. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  10. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  11. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
  12. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  13. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Smilingly.
  17. To express pleasure by the countenance: to express slight contempt: to look joyous: to be favorable.
  18. Act of smiling: the expression of the features in smiling: favor.
  19. Act or expression of smilling; favor; glad appearance.
  20. To express pleasure by the countenance; to look joyous; to be favorable.
  21. To give a smile; show approval.
  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. To express with a smile; to drive away with a smile.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. A natural expansion of the features of the face, expressive of pleasure, moderate joy, & c.; favour; propitiousness; a look resembling a smile, but expressing scorn or contempt.
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Usage examples for smile

  1. Christopher glanced up with a smile – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. " That is very kind of you," she answered with a smile – The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier by Laura Lee Hope
  3. She looked at him with a half- smile – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  4. Burke Denby did not smile – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  5. See if you can't smile a bit. – Sunny Boy in the Big City by Ramy Allison White
  6. " Try me," he answered, with a smile – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  7. " I have not," she answered with a smile – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. Mrs. Davenant looked up with a smile – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. She looked at him with a little smile – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. She gave a strange little smile – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. " Nor I, old boy," replied the other, as he tried to smile – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. Come a woman smile so sweet, he surprise; he say this one different from the ot'ers. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. I fancy my smile was pale. – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  14. " She really has something to smile about," said Kate. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  15. Any one would think, he added, with a sad smile that it was your father's death I'd been talking about instead of mine. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  16. Molly tried to smile back. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  17. For he knew what was wrong with that smile – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  18. Helen answered his smile – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  19. We'll have him captain, then see how you'll smile – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. She turned and gave him a beautiful smile – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
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