Meaning of 'smile' (Webster Dictionary)
- To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and
kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
- To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or
pity; to sneer.
- To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to
excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
- To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance;
-- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
- The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of
the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation,
or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
- A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative
of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn,
etc; as, a scornful smile.
- Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of
- Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring. - To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a
welcome to visitors.
- To affect in a certain way with a smile.