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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smile  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smile  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smile  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  facial  expression  characterized  by  turning  up  the  corners 
  of  the  mouth;  usually  shows  pleasure  or  amusement  [syn:  {smiling}, 
  {grin},  {grinning}] 
  v  1:  change  one's  facial  expression  by  spreading  the  lips,  often 
  to  signal  pleasure 
  2:  express  with  a  smile:  "She  smiled  her  thanks" 

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