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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Smell  \Smell\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Smelled},  {Smelt};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Smelling}.]  [OE.  smellen,  smillen,  smullen;  cf  LG 
  smellen,  smelen  sm["o]len,  schmelen  to  smoke,  to  reek,  D. 
  smeulen  to  smolder,  and  E.  smolder.  Cf  {Smell},  n.] 
  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.  To  detect  or  perceive,  as  if  by  the  sense  of  smell;  to 
  scent  out  --  often  with  out  ``I  smell  a  device.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  Can  you  smell  him  out  by  that?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  give  heed  to  [Obs.] 
 
  From  that  time  forward  I  began  to  smellthe  Word  of 
  God,  and  forsook  the  school  doctors.  --Latimer. 
 
  {To  smell  a  rat},  to  have  a  sense  of  something  wrong  not 
  clearly  evident;  to  have  reason  for  suspicion.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {To  smell  out},  to  find  out  by  sagacity.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Smell  \Smell\,  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.  --Ex.  xxx.  38. 
 
  4.  To  exercise  sagacity.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Smell  \Smell\,  n.  [OE.  smel,  smil,  smul,  smeol.  See  {Smell},  v. 
  t.]  (Physiol.) 
  1.  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. 
 
  That  which  above  all  others  yields  the  sweetest 
  smell  in  the  air,  is  the  violent.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Scent;  odor;  perfume;  fragrance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  smell 
  n  1:  the  sensation  that  results  when  olfactory  receptors  in  the 
  nose  are  stimulated  by  particular  chemicals  in  gaseous 
  form  "she  loved  the  smell  of  roses"  [syn:  {odor},  {odour}, 
  {olfactory  sensation},  {olfactory  perception}] 
  2:  any  property  detected  by  the  olfactory  system  [syn:  {olfactory 
  property},  {aroma},  {odor},  {odour},  {scent}] 
  3:  the  general  atmosphere  of  a  place  or  situation;  "the  feel  of 
  the  city  excited  him";  "a  clergyman  improved  the  tone  of 
  the  meeting";  "it  had  the  smell  of  treason"  [syn:  {spirit}, 
  {tone},  {feel},  {feeling},  {flavor},  {look}] 
  4:  the  faculty  of  smell  [syn:  {sense  of  smell},  {olfaction},  {olfactory 
  modality}] 
  5:  the  act  of  perceiving  the  odor  of  something  [syn:  {smelling}] 
  v  1:  inhale  the  odor  of  perceive  by  the  olfactory  sense 
  2:  emit  an  odor;  "The  soup  smells  good" 
  3:  smell  bad  "He  rarely  washes,  and  he  smells" 




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