Associations to the word «Smile»


SMILE, noun. A facial expression comprised by flexing the muscles of both ends of one's mouth, often showing the front teeth, without vocalisation, and in humans is a common involuntary or voluntary expression of happiness, pleasure, amusement or anxiety.
SMILE, verb. (ambitransitive) To have (a smile) on one's face.
SMILE, verb. (transitive) To express by smiling.
SMILE, verb. (intransitive) To express amusement, pleasure, or love and kindness.
SMILE, verb. (intransitive) To look cheerful and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy.
SMILE, verb. (intransitive) To be propitious or favourable; to countenance.

Dictionary definition

SMILE, noun. A facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement.
SMILE, verb. Change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure.
SMILE, verb. Express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks".

Wise words

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