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Smile meaning

smile - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
  2. 2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
  3. 3. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  4. 4. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  5. 5. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  6. 6. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  7. 7. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  8. 8. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.
  9. 9. Act or expression of smilling; favor; glad appearance.
  10. 10. To express pleasure by the countenance; to look joyous; to be favorable.

smile - examples of usage

  1. But Opechanchanough did not smile; he was too angry. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. I suggested, with a smile. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Yet the Englishwoman's smile was kind and she had lost her husband.... - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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