Definitions for smell

Definitions for (noun) smell

Main entry: smell, smelling

Definition: the act of perceiving the odor of something

Main entry: aroma, scent, smell, odor, odour, olfactory property

Definition: any property detected by the olfactory system

Main entry: sense of smell, smell, olfaction, olfactory modality

Definition: the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

Main entry: odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell

Definition: the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

Usage: she loved the smell of roses

Main entry: look, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, tone, smell, spirit

Definition: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Usage: the feel of the city excited him; a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting; it had the smell of treason

Definitions for (verb) smell

Main entry: sense, smell, smell out

Definition: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

Usage: I sense his hostility; i smell trouble; smell out corruption

Main entry: smell

Definition: emit an odor

Usage: The soup smells good

Main entry: smell

Definition: smell bad

Usage: He rarely washes, and he smells

Main entry: smell

Definition: inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

Main entry: smack, smell, reek

Definition: have an element suggestive (of something)

Usage: his speeches smacked of racism; this passage smells of plagiarism

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