smell is the dictionary form of smelt Definition of smell
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
Synonyms: smelling
Related terms: sensing sniff
Similar spelling:   smelter