Hypertext Webster Gateway: "smiled"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Smile \Smile\ (sm[imac]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smiled}
(sm[imac]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Smiling}.] [OE. smilen; akin
to Dan. smile, Sw. smila, MHG. smielen, smieren, L. mirari to
wonder at, Skr. smi to smile; and probably to E. smicker.
[root]173. Cf. {Admire}, {Marvel}, {Smirk}.]
1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and
kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.

He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry
tales and smiles not. --Shak.

She smiled to see the doughty hero slain. --Pope.

When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled.

2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or
pity; to sneer.

'T was what I said to Craggs and Child, Who praised
my modesty, and smiled. --Pope.

3. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to
excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.

The desert smiled, And paradise was opened in the
wild. --Pope.

4. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance;
-- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.

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