1 a facial expression characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth, usually showing amusement, friendliness, etc., but sometimes scorn, etc.
2 favour or blessing
the smile of fortune
3 an agreeable appearance
4 intr to wear or assume a smile
a to look (at) with a kindly or amused expression
b to look derisively (at) instead of being annoyed
c to bear (troubles, etc.) patiently
6 intr; foll by: on or upon to show approval; bestow a blessing
7 tr to express by means of a smile
she smiled a welcome
8 tr; often foll by: away to drive away or change by smiling
smile away one's tears
come up smiling to recover cheerfully from misfortune
(C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish smila, Danish smile; related to Middle High German smielen)
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