Smile


Smile
Smile Smile, n. [CF. Dan. smiil, Sw. smil. See {Smile}, v. i.] 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}. [1913 Webster]

Sweet intercourse Of looks and smiles: for smiles from reason flow. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile. [1913 Webster]

3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence. ``The smile of heaven.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring. [1913 Webster]

The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was gone. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.