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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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To affect in a certain way with a smile. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To express pleasure by the countenance: to express slight contempt: to look joyous: to be favorable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To express pleasure by the countenance; to look joyous; to be favorable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To give a smile; show approval. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. To express with a smile; to drive away with a smile. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Act of smiling: the expression of the features in smiling: favor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Act or expression of smilling; favor; glad appearance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A pleased or amused expression of the face; favor; blessing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A look of pleasure, or kindness, or slight contempt; gay or joyous appearance; favour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Smilingly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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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
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