|1.||[ verb ] inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense|
|Related terms:||perceive sniff snuff get_a_noseful scent|
|2.||[ verb ] emit an odor|
"The soup smells good"
|Related terms:||cause_to_be_perceived stink_up olfactory_property|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology) the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form|
|Synonyms:||odor olfactory_perception olfactory_sensation odour|
"she loved the smell of roses"
|Related terms:||sensation aroma scent pungency malodor odorize|
|4.||[ noun ] any property detected by the olfactory system|
|Synonyms:||odor scent aroma odour olfactory_property|
|Related terms:||property malodorousness bouquet scent perfume odorize odorless odorous|
|5.||[ verb ] smell bad|
"He rarely washes, and he smells"
|Related terms:||reek salute|
|6.||[ noun ] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people|
|Synonyms:||spirit feeling tone flavor feel flavour look|
"the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"
|Related terms:||atmosphere zeitgeist hollywood look feel spiritize spirit|
|7.||[ noun ] (physiology) the faculty of smell|
|Synonyms:||olfaction olfactory_modality sense_of_smell|
|Related terms:||exteroception modality nose|
|8.||[ noun ] the act of perceiving the odor of something|
|Related terms:||sensing sniff|