Definition for SMILE


  1. A peculiar contraction of the features of the face, which naturally expresses pleasure, moderate joy, approbation or kindness; opposed to frown. Sweet intercourse of looks and smiles. – Milton.
  2. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
  3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smile of Providence. A smile of contempt, a look resembling that of pleasure, but usually or often it can be distinguished by an accompanying archness, or some glance intended to be understood.

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