Dictionary Results for smell


1. smell - 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"

Synonym(s): odor, odour, olfactory_sensation, olfactory_perception

Hypernym(s): sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense_experience, sense_impression, sense_datum




2. smell - noun

· any property detected by the olfactory system

Synonym(s): olfactory_property, aroma, odor, odour, scent

Hypernym(s): property




3. 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"

Synonym(s): spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look

Hypernym(s): atmosphere, ambiance, ambience




4. smell - noun

· the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

Synonym(s): sense_of_smell, olfaction, olfactory_modality

Hypernym(s): modality, sense_modality, sensory_system, exteroception




5. smell - noun

· the act of perceiving the odor of something

Synonym(s): smelling

Hypernym(s): sensing, perception




6. smell - verb

· inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




7. smell - verb

· emit an odor; "The soup smells good"

Hypernym(s): cause_to_be_perceived




8. smell - verb

· smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"

Hypernym(s): smell




9. smell - verb

· have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"

Synonym(s): smack, reek

Hypernym(s): suggest, evoke, paint_a_picture




10. smell - verb

· become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "I smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"

Synonym(s): smell_out, sense

Hypernym(s): perceive





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