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Meaning of SMILE

Pronunciation:  smIl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
  2. [v]  change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
  3. [v]  express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"

SMILE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: grin, grinning, smiling
 See Also: beam, dimple, evince, express, facial expression, facial gesture, grimace, grin, make a face, pull a face, show, simper, smirk, smirk, sneer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
    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.
  2. \Smile\, v. t.
    1. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a
       welcome to visitors.
    2. To affect in a certain way with a smile. [R.]
             And sharply smile prevailing folly dead. --Young.
  3. \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}.
             Sweet intercourse Of looks and smiles: for smiles
             from reason flow.                     --Milton.
    2. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative
       of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as
       contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
    3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of
       Providence. ``The smile of heaven.'' --Shak.
    4. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
             The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was
             gone.                                 --Bryant.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or others are smiling means that you are pleased with your achievements and approve of the decisions you have made. You will be rewarded for the good things you've done for others. Alternatively, you may be seeking for something or someone that will make you happy.