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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception(noun)

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

    "she loved the smell of roses"

  2. olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent(noun)

    any property detected by the olfactory system

  3. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell(noun)

    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"

  4. smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality(noun)

    the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

  5. smell, smelling(verb)

    the act of perceiving the odor of something

  6. smell(verb)

    inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

  7. smell(verb)

    emit an odor

    "The soup smells good"

  8. smell(verb)

    smell bad

    "He rarely washes, and he smells"

  9. smack, reek, smell(verb)

    have an element suggestive (of something)

    "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"

  10. smell, smell out, sense(verb)

    become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. smell(Noun)

    A sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance.

    I love the smell of fresh bread.

  2. smell(Noun)

    The sense that detects odours.

  3. smell(Verb)

    To sense a smell or smells.

  4. smell(Verb)

    To have a particular smell, whether good or bad; if descriptive, followed by "like" or "of".

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Smell(noun)

    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

  2. Smell(noun)

    to detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out

  3. Smell(noun)

    to give heed to

  4. Smell(verb)

    to affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk

  5. Smell(verb)

    to have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny

  6. Smell(verb)

    to exercise the sense of smell

  7. Smell(verb)

    to exercise sagacity

  8. Smell(verb)

    the sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense

  9. Smell(verb)

    the quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint

  10. Origin: [OE. smellen, smillen, smullen; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, smlen, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen to smolder, and E. smolder. Cf. Smell, n.]

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Smell

    The ability to detect scents or odors, such as the function of OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURONS.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smell' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3803

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2408

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smell' in Nouns Frequency: #1374

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smell' in Verbs Frequency: #629

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