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.