Definitions for SMILEsmaɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
smilesmaɪl(v.; n.)smiled, smil•ing
(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.
to regard with favor:
Luck smiled on us that night.
to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural scenes or objects.
(v.t.)to assume or give (a smile, esp. of a given kind):
She smiled a friendly smile.
to express by a smile:
to smile approval.
to bring, put, drive, etc., by or as if by smiling:
to smile one's tears away.
(n.)an act or instance of smiling; a smiling expression of the face.
favor or kindly regard:
a pleasant or agreeable appearance, look, or aspect.
Origin of smile:
1250–1300; ME smyllen (v.), akin to MHG smielen, Dan smile
smile, smiling, grin, grinning(verb)
a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
express with a smile
"She smiled her thanks"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to show happiness, friendliness, etc. by moving the corners of your mouth upwards
He smiled at her.; What are you smiling about?
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
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.
or To have a smile on one's face
Origin: From smilen, of origin, from smile, from *, from smīlijanan, from smeyə-. Cognate with smila, smielen, smieron, smerian, smercian, smearcian, miror. More at smirk.
to express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently
to express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer
to look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty
to be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors
to express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors
to affect in a certain way with a smile
the act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown
a somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile
favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence
gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SMILE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1582
Rank popularity for the word 'SMILE' in Nouns Frequency: #673
Rank popularity for the word 'SMILE' in Verbs Frequency: #203
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.
- إبْتِسام، تَبَسُّمArabic
- sorrisoPortuguese (BR)
- das LächelnGerman
- osmijeh, smiješakCroatian
- zâmbet, surâsRomanian
- 微笑，喜色Chinese (Trad.)
- усмішка, посмішкаUkrainian
- nụ cườiVietnamese
- 微笑，喜色Chinese (Simp.)
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