Smile v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smiled p. pr. & vb. n. Smiling.]
1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not. --Shak.
She smiled to see the doughty hero slain. --Pope.
When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled. --Byron.
2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
'T was what I said to Craggs and Child,
Who praised my modesty, and smiled. --Pope.
3. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
The desert smiled,
And paradise was opened in the wild. --Pope.
4. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
Smile, v. t.
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. [R.]
And sharply smile prevailing folly dead. --Young.
1. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
Of looks and smiles: for smiles from reason flow. --Milton.
2. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence. “The smile of heaven.”
4. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was gone. --Bryant.
n : a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners
of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement [syn: smiling,
v 1: change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often
to signal pleasure
2: express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"