1. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
2. To affect in a certain way with a smile. [R.]
And sharply smile prevailing folly dead.Young.
(Smile), n. [CF. Dan. smiil, Sw. smil. See Smile, v. i.]
1. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate
joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; opposed to frown.
Of looks and smiles: for smiles from reason flow.
2. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent
feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
3. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence. "The smile of heaven." Shak.
4. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was gone.Bryant.
(Smile"less) a. Not having a smile.
(Smil"er) n. One who smiles. Tennyson.
(Smil"et) n. A little smile. [R.]
Those happy smiletsShak.
That played on her ripe lip.
(Smil"ing*ly), adv. In a smiling manner. Shak.
(Smil"ing*ness), n. Quality or state of being smiling.
And made despair a smilingness assume.Byron.
(Smi"lo*don) n. [Gr. a carving knife + tooth.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of saber-toothed
tigers. See Machrodus.
(Smilt) v. i. To melt. [Obs.] Mortimer.
(Smin*thu"rid) n. [Gr. a mouse + tail.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous small species of springtails,
of the family Sminthuridæ, usually found on flowers. See Illust. under Collembola.
(Smirch) v. t. [From the root of smear.] To smear with something which stains, or makes
dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully.
I'll . . . with a kind of umber smirch my face.Shak.
(Smirch) n. A smutch; a dirty stain.
(Smirk) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smirked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Smirking.] [OE. smirken, ASS. smercian,
smearcian; cf. MHG. smieren, smielen, to smile. See Smile, v. i.] To smile in an affected or conceited
manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.