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Smile Definition

(v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.

(v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.

(v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.

(v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.

(v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.

(v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.

(v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.

(v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.

(v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.

(v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.