verb (used without object), smiled, smiling.
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.
to regard with favor:
Luck smiled on us that night.
to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural scenes, objects, etc.:
The landscape smiled in the sunlight.
verb (used with object), smiled, smiling.
to assume or give (a smile, especially of a given kind):
She smiled a warm and friendly smile.
to express by a smile:
to smile approval.
to bring, put, drive, etc., by or as by smiling:
to smile one’s tears away.
the act or an instance of smiling; a smiling expression of the face.
favor or kindly regard:
a pleasant or agreeable appearance, look, or aspect.
to regard with pleasure or amusement, as with a smile.
to regard with mild derision:
to smile at someone’s affectations.
Samuel. 1812–1904, British writer: author of the didactic work Self-Help (1859)
a facial expression characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth, usually showing amusement, friendliness, etc, but sometimes scorn, etc
favour or blessing: the smile of fortune
an agreeable appearance
(intransitive) to wear or assume a smile
(intransitive) foll by at
to look (at) with a kindly or amused expression
to look derisively (at) instead of being annoyed
to bear (troubles, etc) patiently
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to show approval; bestow a blessing
(transitive) to express by means of a smile: she smiled a welcome
(transitive) often foll by away. to drive away or change by smiling: smile away one’s tears
come up smiling, to recover cheerfully from misfortune
smell to heaven
In addition to the idiom beginning with smile
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.
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