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Definitions of smile

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

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