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.
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Sweet intercourse
Of looks and smiles: for smiles from reason flow.
Milton.
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2. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
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3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence. "The smile of heaven." Shak.
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4. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
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The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was gone.
Bryant.
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