What does smile mean?

Definitions for smile
smaɪlsmile

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word smile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smile, smiling, grin, grinningverb

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

  2. smileverb

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

  3. smileverb

    express with a smile

    "She smiled her thanks"

Wiktionary

  1. smilenoun

    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.

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

  2. smileverb

    or To have a smile on one's face

    Etymology: 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. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  2. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  3. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  4. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  5. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  6. Smileverb

    to affect in a certain way with a smile

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  7. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  8. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  9. Smileverb

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

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

  10. Smileverb

    gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring

    Etymology: [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. 173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smile

    smīl, v.i. to express pleasure by the countenance: to express slight contempt: to look joyous: to be favourable.—n. act of smiling: the expression of the features in smiling: favour: (slang) a drink, a treat.—ns. Smī′ler, one who smiles; Smī′let (Shak.), a little smile.—adj. Smī′ling, wearing a smile, joyous.—adv. Smī′lingly, in a smiling manner: with a smile or look of pleasure.—n. Smī′lingness, the state of being smiling. [Scand., Sw. smila, to smile.]

Editors Contribution

  1. smile

    An expression of love and kind thoughts by an animal or human being using the mouth and eyes.

    To smile at each other is a simple gift from a human being to another or an animal and can energize our soul for the day.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 6, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Smile

    An Americanism for a “drink.” Unlike the common run of Americanisms, there is warranty for the term. When drinking their native beverage, “pulque,” the Mexicans look at one another, and smile. This custom has obtained with them ever since Montezuma gulped down this tipple offered to him by the hand of his daughter. See “Cocktail.”

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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 for smile »

  1. limes, miles, Miles, slime

  2. Miles

  3. Slime

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smile in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of smile in a Sentence

  1. Bryant McGill:

    The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.

  2. Brian Katrek:

    ( I noticed) the way he marks his golf ball is with his sons' names on it, i picked up his golf ball and I see one son's name on one side and one son's name on the other side, and I asked him about it. And he had a gigantic smile on his face -- and now you know you are going to be talking about stuff that he loves. ... He was a proud dad.

  3. Joanna Bonder:

    With Free Donut Wednesdays, we’re excited to give our DD Perks members a free sweet treat to help beat the midweek slump and keep them running with a smile.

  4. Daniel Chase:

    smile. happy looks good on you

  5. Og Mandino:

    Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!

Images & Illustrations of smile

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for smile

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • аччаҧшьAbkhaz
  • glimlagAfrikaans
  • መገልፈጥ, ፈገግታAmharic
  • risetaAragonese
  • ابتسام, بسمة, ابتسامة, ابتسم, يبتسمArabic
  • qımışıq, təbəssüm, gülümsəməkAzerbaijani
  • йылмайыуBashkir
  • ўсме́шка, ўсміхацца, ўсміхнуццаBelarusian
  • усмихвам се, усми́вка, усмихна сеBulgarian
  • হাসিBengali
  • mousc'hoarzh, mousc'hoarzhinBreton
  • somriure, somrísCatalan, Valencian
  • велакъажарChechen
  • chålekChamorro
  • surrisuCorsican
  • usmát, úsměv, usmívatCzech
  • кулăChuvash
  • gwên, gwenuWelsh
  • smil, smileDanish
  • LächelnGerman
  • χαμόγελο, μειδίαμα, χαμογελώ, χαμογέλιο, χαμογέλασμαGreek
  • rideti, ridetoEsperanto
  • sonrisa, sonreírSpanish
  • naeratama, naeratusEstonian
  • irriño, irribarre, irriBasque
  • لبخند, لبخند زدن, تبسم کردن, پوزخند, تبسمPersian
  • hymy, hymyilläFinnish
  • smíla, smíl, brosa, brosFaroese
  • sourireFrench
  • lachWestern Frisian
  • fáthadh an gháire, miongháire, meangadh, meangadh gáire, déan miongháireIrish
  • fàite-gàire, fiamh-ghàire, dèan snodha-gàire, dèan fàite-gàire, snodha-gàire, dèan gàireScottish Gaelic
  • sorriso, sorrirGalician
  • pukavyGuaraní
  • મલકવું, સ્મિતGujarati
  • mynghearey, mongeyManx
  • murmushiHausa
  • חיוך, חייךHebrew
  • मुस्कान, स्मित, मुस्काना, मुसकुराहट, मुस्कुरानाHindi
  • mosoly, mosolyogHungarian
  • ժպտալ, ժպիտArmenian
  • surriso, surriderInterlingua
  • senyum, senyuman, tersenyumIndonesian
  • subride, ridetteInterlingue
  • rideto, ridetarIdo
  • bros, brosaIcelandic
  • sorriso, sorridereItalian
  • חיוךHebrew
  • 微笑み, 笑顔, 微笑, 微笑む, 笑う, 笑みJapanese
  • mèsemJavanese
  • ღიმი, გაღიმება, ღიმილიGeorgian
  • езу тарту, жылмың кағу, жымию, күлкіKazakh
  • ញញឹមKhmer
  • ನಗೆKannada
  • 미소, 웃다Korean
  • bişkurrîn, girrnij, bişkurr, girrnijîn, bêdeng kenîn, زەردەخەنە کردن, bişir, kenê bêdeng, bişirînKurdish
  • minhwarth, gwenCornish
  • жылмайыш, жагуу, жылмаюу, күлүмсүрөөKyrgyz
  • risus, subrīdeōLatin
  • schmunzen, schmonzen, Laachen, lächelen, schmunzelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຍິ້ມLao
  • šypsena, šypsotisLithuanian
  • smaids, smaidītLatvian
  • memeneMāori
  • на́смевка, се насмевнуваMacedonian
  • പുഞ്ചിരിക്കുക, മന്ദഹസിക്കുക, പുഞ്ചിരി, ചിരി, ചിരിക്കുക, മന്ദസ്മിതം തൂകുക, മന്ദഹാസം, മന്ദസ്മിതംMalayalam
  • инээмсэглэх, инээмсэглэлMongolian
  • हास्यMarathi
  • senyumMalay
  • tbissima, tbissemMaltese
  • အပြုံး, ပြုံးBurmese
  • lach, glimlach, glimlachen, smuilenDutch
  • smilNorwegian
  • chʼídinidlóóhNavajo, Navaho
  • riseta, risolegOccitan
  • мидбылты худтOssetian, Ossetic
  • ਮੁਸਕਾਨPanjabi, Punjabi
  • uśmiech, uśmiechaćPolish
  • sorrir, sorrisoPortuguese
  • asiri, chiqchi, thiti, asiQuechua
  • surrirRomansh
  • surâs, surâde, zâmbi, zâmbetRomanian
  • улы́бка, улыбнуться, усмехнуться, улыбаться, усме́шка, усмехатьсяRussian
  • स्मित, मंदहासSanskrit
  • arrisu, risichedhuSardinian
  • nasmiješiti, smiješak, о̏смије̄х, ȍsmēh, насмешити, nasmešiti, osmjehnuti, о̏сме̄х, ȍsmijēh, насмијешити, осмјехнутиSerbo-Croatian
  • හිනා වෙනවා, හිනාවSinhala, Sinhalese
  • úsmev, usmiať, usmievaťSlovak
  • nasmeh, nasmehniti seSlovene
  • nyemwereraShona
  • buzëqeshje, buzëqeshAlbanian
  • smil, leende, leSwedish
  • kicheko, tabasamuSwahili
  • புன்னகைTamil
  • చిరునవ్వుTelugu
  • лабханд, табассум кардан, лабханд задан, табассумTajik
  • ยิ้มThai
  • ፍሽኸታTigrinya
  • ýylgyryş, ýyrşarmakTurkmen
  • ngiti, yuhumTagalog
  • gülümseme, gülme, tebessüm, gülüş, gülümsemek, tebessüm etmekTurkish
  • елмаю, елмаерга, көлемсерәүTatar
  • посміхатися, посмі́шка, посміхнутисяUkrainian
  • مسکراہٹ, مسکانا, مسکراناUrdu
  • iljayish, iljaymoq, jilmaymoq, jilmayish, tabassum, tabassum qilmoqUzbek
  • cười, cười mỉmVietnamese
  • smilil, smililön, smilülön, smilülVolapük
  • sorîre, sourire, riselètWalloon
  • incumoXhosa
  • שמאָך, שמייכלYiddish
  • ẹ̀rínYoruba
  • 微笑Chinese
  • ukumamathekaZulu

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