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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
vb
  1. (intransitive) to wear or assume a smile
  2. (intransitive) followed by at: to look (at) with a kindly or amused expression
  3. to look derisively (at) instead of being annoyed
  4. to bear (troubles, etc) patiently
  5. (intr; followed by on or upon) to show approval; bestow a blessing
  6. (transitive) to express by means of a smile: she smiled a welcome
  7. (transitive) often followed by away: to drive away or change by smiling: smile away one's tears
  8. come up smilingto recover cheerfully from misfortune
Etymology: 13th Century: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish smila, Danish smile; related to Middle High German smielen

ˈsmiler n ˈsmiling adj ˈsmilingly adv



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