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Smell meaning

smell - 13 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. To give heed to.
  3. 3. To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
  4. 4. To exercise the sense of smell.
  5. 5. To exercise sagacity.
  6. 6. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
  7. 7. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
  8. 8. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; - often with out.
  9. 9. To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; - often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
  10. 10. Odor; sense which perceives odor.
  11. 11. smelled or smelt.
  12. 12. To have odor; use the sense of smell.
  13. 13. To perceive by the nose.

smell - examples of usage

  1. Several ways; but last of all, I smell 'em. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. " You don't smell afraid-" " Ah, thanks." - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. Of course, he found out many things for himself- one of which was that there is a smell about a man who is afraid, that the animals get it and become afraid, too. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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