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
noun.
any property detected by the olfactory system
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
noun.
the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
noun.
the act of perceiving the odor of something
Synonym: smelling
verb.
inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
verb.
emit an odor
The soup smells good
verb.
smell bad
He rarely washes, and he smells
verb.
have an element suggestive (of something)
his speeches smacked of racism|this passage smells of plagiarism
Synonym: reek, smack
verb.
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
I sense his hostility|I smell trouble|smell out corruption
Synonym: sense, smell out