Look with favor or approval on, as in The current administration smiles on anyone who gives it helpful publicity. [ c. 1400 ]
verb (used without object), smiled, smiling. 1. to assume a facial expression indicating pleasure, favor, or amusement, but sometimes derision or scorn, characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth. 2. to regard with favor: Luck smiled on us that night. 3. to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural […]
noun, plural smileys. Also called smiley face 1. a digital icon, a sequence of keyboard symbols, or a handwritten or printed equivalent, that serves to represent a facial expression, as :‐) for a smiling face or ;‐) for a winking face. Compare emoticon. 2. Usually, smile face. a drawing of a face consisting of a […]
noun 1. any of several saber-toothed cats of the extinct genus Smilodon, that ranged from California through most of South America during the Pleistocene Epoch and had upper canine teeth more than 6 inches (15 cm) long.