Pronunciation: smĕl
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Smelled Smelt ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Smelling.]
2.To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; - often with out.
Can you smell him out by that?
- Shak.
3.To give heed to.
To smell a rat
to have a sense of something wrong, not clearly evident; to have reason for suspicion.
To smell out
to find out by sagacity.
v. i.1.To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; - often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
2.To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
Praises in an enemy are superfluous, or smell of craft.
- Milton.
3.To exercise the sense of smell.
4.To exercise sagacity.
n.1.(Physiol.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
2.The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
Breathing the smell of field and grove.
- Milton.
Noun1.smell - 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.Smellsmell - any property detected by the olfactory system
3.smell - 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 - the faculty of smell
5.smell - the act of perceiving the odor of something
Synonyms: smelling
Verb1.smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
2.smell - emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
3.smell - smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
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