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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : smiling with happiness or optimism; "Come to my arms, my
            beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll; "a room of smiling
            faces"; "a round red twinkly Santa Claus" [syn: beamish,
             smiling(a), twinkly]
      n : a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners
          of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement [syn: smile,
           grin, grinning]