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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 smile /ˈsmaɪ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smile, n.
 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.
 Sweet intercourse
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners
          of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement [syn: smiling,
           grin, grinning]
      v 1: change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often
           to signal pleasure
      2: express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"