Definitions for SMILEsmaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

smilesmaɪl(v.; n.)smiled, smil•ing

  1. (v.i.)to assume a facial expression usu. 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 scenes or objects.

  4. (v.t.)to assume or give (a smile, esp. of a given kind):

    She smiled a friendly smile.

  5. to express by a smile:

    to smile approval.

  6. to bring, put, drive, etc., by or as if by smiling:

    to smile one's tears away.

  7. (n.)an act or instance of smiling; a smiling expression of the face.

  8. favor or kindly regard:

    fortune's smile.

  9. a pleasant or agreeable appearance, look, or aspect.

Origin of smile:

1250–1300; ME smyllen (v.), akin to MHG smielen, Dan smile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smile, smiling, grin, grinning(verb)

    a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

  2. smile(verb)

    change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

  3. smile(verb)

    express with a smile

    "She smiled her thanks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. smile(verb)ɪl

    to show happiness, friendliness, etc. by moving the corners of your mouth upwards

    He smiled at her.; What are you smiling about?

  2. smile(noun)ɪl

    the upward movement of the corners of your mouth when you smile

    Let's have a big smile for the camera.; a smile of contentment


  1. smile(Noun)

    A facial expression comprised by flexing the muscles of both ends of one's mouth while showing the front teeth, without vocalisation, and in humans is a common involuntary or voluntary expression of happiness, pleasure, amusement or anxiety.

  2. smile(Verb)

    or To have a smile on one's face

  3. Origin: From smilen, of origin, from smile, from *, from smīlijanan, from smeyə-. Cognate with smila, smielen, smieron, smerian, smercian, smearcian, miror. More at smirk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smile(verb)

    to express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently

  2. Smile(verb)

    to express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer

  3. Smile(verb)

    to look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty

  4. Smile(verb)

    to be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors

  5. Smile(verb)

    to express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors

  6. Smile(verb)

    to affect in a certain way with a smile

  7. Smile(verb)

    the act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown

  8. Smile(verb)

    a somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile

  9. Smile(verb)

    favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence

  10. Smile(verb)

    gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring


  1. Smile

    The Smile Sessions is a compilation album released by American rock band the Beach Boys on October 31, 2011 that focuses on abandoned recording sessions which — if completed — would have followed the Beach Boys' eleventh studio album Pet Sounds. The album features comprehensive session highlights, outtakes and an approximation of what the completed Smile album may have sounded like based on a template established in 2004 for Brian Wilson Presents Smile. The Smile Sessions received unanimous critical acclaim upon release, is ranked number 381 in Rolling Stone's 2012 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and won the award for Best Historical Album at the 55th Grammy Awards.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SMILE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1582

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SMILE' in Nouns Frequency: #673

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SMILE' in Verbs Frequency: #203

Anagrams of SMILE

  1. limes, miles, Miles, slime

  2. Miles

  3. Slime

Translations for SMILE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of smiling, or the resulting facial expression

`How do you do?' he said with a smile; the happy smiles of the children.

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