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  Definition of smell
  1. the act of perceiving the odor of something
  2. any property detected by the olfactory system
  3. the faculty of smell
  4. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
  5. 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"
  6. emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
  7. smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
  8. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
Similar Words: smelling, olfactory property, aroma, odor, odour, scent, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception, spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look

 

See Also: stink up, smell up, stink out

 

Hyponyms: sniff, snuff, bouquet, fragrance, redolence, sweetness, malodorousness, stinkiness, foulness, rankness, nose, scent, aroma, perfume, malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis, acridity, Hollywood, Zeitgeist, salute, whiff, wind, snuffle, get a noseful, get a whiff

 

Attributes: odorous, odorless, odourless, inodorous

 

Derivational Morphology: scent, nose, wind, odorize, odourise, perfume, aromatize, aromatise, look, appear, seem, feel, spirit, spirit up, inspirit, spiritize, spiritise, smelling, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception, olfactory property, aroma

 

Anagrams: Meles

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: erë and joshë   Catalan: olfacte  
Chinese:   Dutch: geur and reukzin and ruiken  
Finnish: haistaa and haju and hajuaisti and tuoksua   French: odorat and sentir  
German: Geruch and riechen   Hebrew: חוש הריח and ריח  
Hungarian: szag and szaglás and szagol   Indonesian: bau  
Italian: odore and sentire   Japanese: 匂う and 嗅覚  
Korean: 냄새를 맡다   Kurdish: بۆن  
Latin: adolēre   Lithuanian: uosti  
Polish: węch   Portuguese: cheirar and cheiro and olfato  
Romanian: miros and mirosi   Russian: запах and обоняние and обонять and пахнуть  
Spanish: oler and olor   Swedish: lukt and lukta  
Telugu: వాసన  
 
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