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Definitions of smile

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

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