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smile

 (smīl)
n.
A facial expression characterized by an upward curving of the corners of the mouth and indicating pleasure, amusement, or derision.
v. smiled, smil·ing, smiles
v.intr.
1. To have or form a smile.
2.
a. To look with favor or approval: Fortune smiled on our efforts.
b. To express cheerful acceptance or equanimity: We smiled at the bad weather and kept going.
v.tr.
To express with a smile: Grandmother smiled her consent.

[From Middle English smilen, to smile, probably of Scandinavian origin; see smei- in Indo-European roots.]

smil′er n.
smil′ing·ly adv.

smile

(smaɪl)
n
1. a facial expression characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth, usually showing amusement, friendliness, etc, but sometimes scorn, etc
2. favour or blessing: the smile of fortune.
3. an agreeable appearance
vb
4. (intr) to wear or assume a smile
5.
a. to look (at) with a kindly or amused expression
b. to look derisively (at) instead of being annoyed
c. to bear (troubles, etc) patiently
6. (intr; foll by on or upon) to show approval; bestow a blessing
7. (tr) to express by means of a smile: she smiled a welcome.
8. (often foll by: away) to drive away or change by smiling: smile away one's tears.
9. come up smiling to recover cheerfully from misfortune
[C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish smila, Danish smile; related to Middle High German smielen]
ˈsmiler n
ˈsmiling adj
ˈsmilingly adv
ˈsmilingness n

smile

(smaɪl)

v. smiled, smil•ing,
n. v.i.
1. 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.
2. to regard with favor: Luck smiled on us that night.
3. to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural scenes or objects.
v.t.
4. to assume or give (a smile, esp. of a given kind): She smiled a friendly smile.
5. to express by a smile: to smile approval.
6. to bring, put, drive, etc., by or as if by smiling: to smile one's tears away.
n.
7. an act or instance of smiling; a smiling expression of the face.
8. favor or kindly regard: fortune's smile.
9. a pleasant or agreeable appearance, look, or aspect.
[1250–1300; Middle English smyllen (v.), akin to Middle High German smielen, Dan smile]

smile

  • smilet - A little smile.
  • mandarin crease, risorius of Santorini - Below each side of the mouth is the mandarin crease; the muscle that pulls the corners up to smile is the risorius of Santorini.
  • miracle - From Latin miraculum, "object of wonder"; its ultimate root meant "to smile upon."
  • gelasin - The dimples that appear when you smile are gelasins.

smile

Smile can be a verb or a noun.

1. used as a verb

When you smile, the corners of your mouth curve outwards and slightly upwards, for example because you are pleased or amused.

When he saw me, he smiled and waved.

If someone looks at you and smiles, for example to show kindness or friendliness, you say that they smile at you.

The girl was smiling at me.
2. used as a noun

A smile is the expression that you have on your face when you smile.

Barber welcomed me with a smile.
He's got a nice smile, hasn't he?

You can say that someone gives you a smile.

'How nice to see you.' He gave me a smile.

smile


Past participle: smiled
Gerund: smiling

Imperative
smile
smile
Present
I smile
you smile
he/she/it smiles
we smile
you smile
they smile
Preterite
I smiled
you smiled
he/she/it smiled
we smiled
you smiled
they smiled
Present Continuous
I am smiling
you are smiling
he/she/it is smiling
we are smiling
you are smiling
they are smiling
Present Perfect
I have smiled
you have smiled
he/she/it has smiled
we have smiled
you have smiled
they have smiled
Past Continuous
I was smiling
you were smiling
he/she/it was smiling
we were smiling
you were smiling
they were smiling
Past Perfect
I had smiled
you had smiled
he/she/it had smiled
we had smiled
you had smiled
they had smiled
Future
I will smile
you will smile
he/she/it will smile
we will smile
you will smile
they will smile
Future Perfect
I will have smiled
you will have smiled
he/she/it will have smiled
we will have smiled
you will have smiled
they will have smiled
Future Continuous
I will be smiling
you will be smiling
he/she/it will be smiling
we will be smiling
you will be smiling
they will be smiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smiling
you have been smiling
he/she/it has been smiling
we have been smiling
you have been smiling
they have been smiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smiling
you will have been smiling
he/she/it will have been smiling
we will have been smiling
you will have been smiling
they will have been smiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smiling
you had been smiling
he/she/it had been smiling
we had been smiling
you had been smiling
they had been smiling
Conditional
I would smile
you would smile
he/she/it would smile
we would smile
you would smile
they would smile
Past Conditional
I would have smiled
you would have smiled
he/she/it would have smiled
we would have smiled
you would have smiled
they would have smiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smile - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouthsmile - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
simper - a silly self-conscious smile
smirk - a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
Verb1.smile - change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
dimple - produce dimples while smiling; "The child dimpled up to the adults"
grin - to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl
beam - smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
simper, smirk - smile affectedly or derisively
sneer - smile contemptuously; "she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano"
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
2.smile - express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"

smile

verb
1. grin, beam, smirk, twinkle, grin from ear to ear He smiled and waved.
noun
1. grin, beam, smirk She gave a wry smile.
all smiles smiling, beaming, grinning, grinning like a Cheshire cat As soon as I said yes, he was all smiles.

smile

noun
A facial expression marked by an upward curving of the lips:
verb
To curve the lips upward in expressing amusement, pleasure, or happiness:
Idioms: break into a smile, crack a smile.
phrasal verb
smile on or upon
To lend supportive approval to:
Translations
إبْتِسام، تَبَسُّمإبْتِسامَهابْتِسَامَةيَبْتَسِمُ
усмивка
úsměvusmívat seusmát se
smilesmil
rideto
naeratamanaeratus
پوزخند
hymyhymyillä
osmijehosmjehnutismiješiti senasmiješiti
mosolymosolyog
brosbrosa
ほほ笑みほほ笑む
미소미소를 짓다
risussubrideo
šypsenašypsotisšypsotis iki ausųbesišypsantisšvytėti iš laimės
smaidītsmaids
zâmbet
úsmev
nasmehnasmehniti se
leleende
ยิ้มรอยยิ้ม
cườimỉm cườinụ cười

smile

[smaɪl]
A. Nsonrisa f
... she said with a smile... dijo con una sonrisa, ... dijo sonriente or sonriendo
to be all smilesser todo sonrisas
her story brought a smile to my facesu historia me alegró la cara
to force a smileforzar una sonrisa
to give sb a smilesonreír a algn
he gave me a big smileme sonrió de oreja a oreja
come on, give me a smile!¡vamos, una sonrisa!
she gave a wry smilesonrió irónicamente
with a smile on one's lipscon una sonrisa en los labios
he managed a smilesonrió a duras penas
his jokes failed to raise a smilesus chistes no hicieron reír a nadie
to wipe the smile off sb's facequitar a algn las ganas de reír
B. VIsonreír
"yes" I said, smiling-sí, dije sonriente or sonriendo
to smile at sbsonreír a algn
to smile at sthreírse de algo
what are you smiling at?¿de qué te ríes?
to smile at dangerreírse del peligro
she's had her problems but she always comes up smilingha tenido sus problemas, pero siempre se la ve sonriente
to keep smilingseguir con la sonrisa en los labios
keep smiling!¡ánimo!
fortune smiled on himle sonrió la fortuna
to smile to o.sreírse por dentro or para sus adentros
C. VT "of course!" she smiled-por supuesto -dijo sonriente or sonriendo
she smiled a faint smilesonrió débilmente
he smiled his thanksdio las gracias sonriente or sonriendo

smile

[ˈsmaɪl]
nsourire m
She has a lovely smile → Elle a un beau sourire.
to give sb a smile → faire un sourire à qn
to be all smiles → être tout inv sourire
visourire
smile! → souriez!
to smile at sb → sourire à qn

smile

nLächeln nt; there was a sarcastic smile on his faceein sarkastisches Lächeln ging über sein Gesicht; to be all smilesübers ganze Gesicht strahlen; she gave a little smilesie lächelte schwach or ein bisschen; to give somebody a smilejdm zulächeln; come on, give me a smilelach doch mal!; take that smile off your face!hör auf, so zu grinsen!
vilächeln; we tried to make the baby smilewir versuchten, das Baby zum Lachen zu bringen; come on, smilelach mal!; smile for the camera!bitte recht freundlich!; he’s always smilinger lacht immer; keep smiling!keep smiling!; he kept smiling through all his troublestrotz aller Schwierigkeiten ließ er den Kopf nicht hängen; to smile at somebodyjdn anlächeln; (cheerful person) → jdn anlachen; to smile at somethingüber etw (acc)lächeln; to smile at dangerder Gefahr (dat)ins Gesicht lachen; to smile with pleasure/relief etcvor Freude/Erleichterung etc strahlen; fortune smiled on him (liter)ihm lachte das Glück
vt she smiled her thankssie lächelte dankbar; he smiled a bitter smileer lächelte bitter

smile

[smaɪl]
1. nsorriso
she said with a smile → disse sorridendo
with a smile on one's lips → col sorriso sulle labbra
to be all smiles → essere raggiante
to give sb a smile → sorridere a qn
I'll soon wipe the smile off your face! → ti faccio io passare la voglia di ridere!
2. visorridere
to smile at sb/sth → sorridere a qn/qc
to keep smiling → continuare a sorridere (fig) → conservare l'allegria
fortune smiled on him → la fortuna gli arrise
3. vt he smiled his appreciationsorrise in segno di apprezzamento

smile

(smail) verb
to show pleasure, amusement etc by turning up the corners of the mouth. He smiled warmly at her as he shook hands; They all smiled politely at the joke; He asked her what she was smiling at.
noun
an act of smiling, or the resulting facial expression. `How do you do?' he said with a smile; the happy smiles of the children.
ˈsmiling adjective
a happy, smiling face.
be all smiles
to be, or look, very happy. He was all smiles when he heard the good news.

smile

ابْتِسَامَة, يَبْتَسِمُ usmát se, úsměv smil, smile lächeln χαμόγελο, χαμογελώ sonreír, sonrisa hymy, hymyillä sourire osmijeh, smiješiti se sorridere, sorriso ほほ笑み, ほほ笑む 미소, 미소를 짓다 glimlach, glimlachen smil, smile uśmiech, uśmiechnąć się sorrir, sorriso улыбаться, улыбка le, leende ยิ้ม, รอยยิ้ม gülümseme, gülümsemek mỉm cười, nụ cười 微笑

smile

n. sonrisa; v. sonreír; smiling;a. risueño-a.

smile

n sonrisa; vi sonreír(se)
References in classic literature ?
A quick, bright smile went round like a streak of sunshine.
I was going to say," remarked Ned with a smile, "that you were coming it rather strong on the school-book stuff.
He took the bag from his belt and showed us three rabbits he had shot, looked at Antonia with a wintry flicker of a smile and began to tell her something.
The old man's smile, as he listened, was so full of sadness, of pity for things, that I never afterward forgot it.
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The study explored the idea of what makes a smile fake or genuine.
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I thought about that smile, then I realised its worth.
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Data from electrical sensors on participants' faces revealed that they engaged smile-related muscles when they expected a genuine smile to appear but showed no such activity when expecting polite smiles.