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Definitions of smell

  1. any property detected by the olfactory system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the faculty of smell Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act of perceiving the odor of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. emit an odor; "The soup smells good" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give heed to. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To exercise the sense of smell. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To exercise sagacity. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; - often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; - often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The sensation or perception of scents or odors. Medical Dictionary DB
  19. To percent by means of the nerves in the nose; obtain the scent of; to test by sniffing air; to seek or detect by, or as by, the odor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To have an odor; as, this room smells of sulphur; the power of perceiving by the sense of smell: with of; as, smell of this flower. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. That quality of bodies which affects the sense of smell; the sensation felt by means of the nerves in the nose; odor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Smelled, smelt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Smelling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. 1. To scent. to perceive by means of the olfactory apparatus. 2. The sense of smell, olfaction. 3. An odor, a scent. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  25. Sense which detects odor. An odor. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  26. To affect the nose: to have odor: to use the sense of smell. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To perceive by the nose:-pa.t. and pa.p. smelled or smelt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. The quality of bodies which affects the nose: odor: perfume: the sense which perceives this quality. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Odor; sense which perceives odor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. smelled or smelt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To have odor; use the sense of smell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To perceive by the nose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To perceive by means of the nose; scent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To emit an odor or perfume. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To use the sense of smell; sniff. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. That sense by means of which odors are perceived. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. An odor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The power or faculty of smelling; scent; odour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To perceive by the nose. To smell out, to find out by sagacity. To smell a rat, to suspect strongly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. To affect the nose; to have an odour; to smack; to exercise the sense of smell. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. The faculty of perceiving by the organs of the nose certain qualities of bodies; one of the nose certain qualitites of bodies; one of the five senses; scent; odour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. To preceive by the nerves of the nose; to have a particular odour or scent; to exercise sagacity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. The impression produced on the expanse of the olfactory nerve by inhaled air charged with odorous matter, and therefrom communicated to the olfactory centre of the brain. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  44. [Middle English] The impression produced on the expanse of the olfactory nerve by inhaled air charged with odorous matter, and therefrom communicated to the olfactory centre of the brain (phys.). na
  45. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out. mso.anu.edu.au
  46. To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk. mso.anu.edu.au
  47. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; often with out. dictgcide_fs
  48. To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk. dictgcide_fs
  49. smel, v.i. to affect the nose: to have odour: to use the sense of smell.--v.t. to perceive by the nose:--pa.t. and pa.p. smelled or smelt.--n. the quality of bodies which affects the nose: odour: perfume: the sense which perceives this quality.--ns. SMELL'ER; SMELL'-FEAST, a greedy fellow; SMELL'ING, the sense by which smells are perceived; SMELL'ING-BOTT'LE, a bottle containing smelling-salts, or the like; SMELL'ING-SALTS, a preparation of ammonium carbonate with lavender, &c., used as a stimulant in faintness, &c.; SMELL'-TRAP, a drain-trap.--adj. SMELL'Y, having a bad smell.--SMELL A RAT (see RAT); SMELL OUT, to find out by prying. [Allied to Low Ger. smelen, Dut. smeulen, to smoulder.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. The appreciation of odors; also the sense which effects this appreciation. na
  51. (smelt or rarely smelled). Nasal sense by which odours are perceived (s. is less acute in man than in most animals; has a fine sense of s.; is perceptible to s. as well as sight); quality in substances that affects this sense, odour, (has no, a sweet, pungent, disgusting, peculiar, close, s.; the s. of thyme, carrion); bad odour, whence smelly a. (colloq.); act of inhaling in order to ascertain s. (take a s. at it); hence smell-LESS a. (Vb) perceive s. of, detect presence of by s., (am sure I s. gas; horses smelt the water a mile off; s. a rat fig., suspect foul dealing &c.), whence smellable a.; inhale s. of, set one\'s sense of s. to work at (smelt it or at it to see if it was high; came up& smelt at my calves); (of dog) hunt out by s., (fig. of person) find out (secret, plotter, &c.) by investigation, (of dog or fig. of person) sniff or search about; perceive ss., have sense of s. (can, do, fishes s.?); emit s. usu. of kind specified by adj. or adv., suggest or recall the s. of, (flowers that do not s.; smells sweet, nice, disgustingly, of garlic, of brandy; s. of the lamp, seem to have been composed laboriously at night; s. of jobbery, nepotism, &c., suggest these); stink, be rank; seem from the s. to be (dish, milk, smells good, sour); smelling-bottle, pocket phial of smelling-salts, ammonium carbonate mixed with scent to be sniffed as cure for faintness &c. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Sense perception through the olfactory nerves. [Old Eng.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  53. n. Sense by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentality of the olfactory nerves ;-scent ; odour ; perfume ; fragrance. Cabinet Dictionary

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