Smile Smile (sm[imac]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smiled} (sm[imac]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Smiling}.] [OE. smilen; akin to Dan. smile, Sw. smila, MHG. smielen, smieren, L. mirari to wonder at, Skr. smi to smile; and probably to E. smicker. [root]173. Cf. {Admire}, {Marvel}, {Smirk}.] 1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently. [1913 Webster]

He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She smiled to see the doughty hero slain. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer. [1913 Webster]

'T was what I said to Craggs and Child, Who praised my modesty, and smiled. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty. [1913 Webster]

The desert smiled, And paradise was opened in the wild. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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