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Definitions of smell

  1. 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.
  2. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. To perceive by the nose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To exercise the sense of smell. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To exercise sagacity. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To have odor; use the sense of smell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. emit an odor; "The soup smells good" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To emit an odor or perfume. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To use the sense of smell; sniff. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Smelling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. any property detected by the olfactory system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. the act of perceiving the odor of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. To give heed to. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; - often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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.
  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. An odor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The power or faculty of smelling; scent; odour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Smelled, smelt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for smell

  1. They brought him a smell – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  2. What an intolerable smell of smoke! – The Doctor's Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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