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Definition of "grin" []

  • To smile broadly, often baring the teeth, as in amusement, glee, embarrassment, or other strong emotion. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express with a grin: I grinned my approval. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of grinning. (noun)
  • The facial expression produced by grinning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grin" in a sentence
  • "Ethan's cheeky grin put a smile on my face too! yargggh … looks like I won't make it before Christmas, but I can do this tag after, yea? since it's not totally seasonal … * grin*"
  • "“Two wrongs don't make a right?” he says, knowing his grin is a bit lopsided and sad."
  • "Olyphant's Cheshire grin is delicious as the office women swoon, comparing him to Josh Duhamel while Kevin suggests, "He's like a better-looking Andy.""