—v.i. 1. to assume a facial expression 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, objects, etc.: The landscape smiled in the sunlight.
—v.t. 1. to assume or give (a smile, esp. of a given kind): She smiled a warm and friendly smile. 2. to express by a smile: to smile approval. 3. to bring, put, drive, etc., by or as by smiling: to smile one's tears away. 4. smile at, a. to regard with pleasure or amusement, as with a smile.
b. to regard with mild derision: to smile at someone's affectations.
—n. 1. the act or an instance of smiling; a smiling expression of the face.
2. favor or kindly regard: fortune's smile. 3. a pleasant or agreeable appearance, look, or aspect.