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Definition of Smile


  1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
  2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
  3. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
  4. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  5. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  6. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  7. 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. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  9. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  10. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.

Smile Quotations

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
Paramahansa Yogananda

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. - William Arthur Ward
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Mother Teresa

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia
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Smile Translations

smile in Afrikaans is glimlag
smile in Danish is smile, smil
smile in Dutch is glimlachen
smile in French is sourient, sourire, souriez
smile in Hungarian is mosoly
smile in Italian is sorridere
smile in Portuguese is sorriso
smile in Spanish is sonrisa
smile in Swedish is leende, le
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