HyperDic: smell

English > 10 senses of the word smell:
VERBperceptionsmellinhale the odor of
perceptionsmellemit an odor
perceptionsmellsmell bad
perceptionsmell, smack, reekhave an element suggestive (of something)
cognitionsmell, smell out, sensebecome aware of not through the senses but instinctively
NOUNcognitionsmell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perceptionthe sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
attributesmell, olfactory property, aroma, odor, odour, scentany property detected by the olfactory system
statesmell, spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, lookthe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
cognitionsmell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modalitythe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
actsmell, smellingthe act of perceiving the odor of something
smell > pronunciation
Soundssmeh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > smell: 10 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form.
Example"she loved the smell of roses"
Synonymsodor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception
NarroweracridityHaving an acrid smell
aroma, fragrance, perfume, scentA distinctive odor that is pleasant
malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitisA distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
scentAn odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
Broadersensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datumAn unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
Spanisholor, percepción olfativa
Catalanaroma, olor, percepció olfativa
Verbssmellemit an odor
smellinhale the odor of
smellsmell bad
English > smell: 10 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAny property detected by the olfactory system.
Synonymsolfactory property, aroma, odor, odour, scent
Attributesodorless, odourless, inodorousHaving no odor
odorousHaving odor or a characteristic odor
Narrowerbouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, redolence, sweetnessA pleasingly sweet olfactory property
malodorousness, stinkiness, foulness, rankness, fetidnessThe attribute of having a strong offensive smell
muskinessHaving the olfactory properties of musk
rancidnessThe property of being rancid / rancid
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Spanisharoma, olor
Catalanaroma, olor
Adjectivessmellyoffensively malodorous
Verbssmellemit an odor
smellinhale the odor of
English > smell: 10 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
Example "it had the smell of treason"
Synonymsspirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look
NarrowerHollywoodA flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
ZeitgeistThe spirit of the time
Broaderatmosphere, ambiance, ambienceA particular environment or surrounding influence
English > smell: 10 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents.
Synonymssense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality
NarrowernoseThe sense of smell (especially in animals)
Broaderexteroceptionsensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
modality, sense modality, sensory systemA particular sense
Spanishnariz, olfacción, olfato, sentido del olfato
Catalanolfacció, olfacte
Adjectivesolfactory, olfactiveof or relating to olfaction
Verbssmellemit an odor
smellinhale the odor of
English > smell: 10 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of perceiving the odor of something.
Synonymsmelling
Narrowersniff, snuffSensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
Broadersensing, perceptionBecoming aware of something via the senses
Spanisholor
Catalanolor
Verbssmellemit an odor
smellinhale the odor of
English > smell: 10 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninginhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe customs agents smell the bags for drugs
Entailed bysniff out, scent out, smell out, nose outrecognize or detect by or as if by smelling
Narrowerget a noseful, get a whiffSmell strongly and intensely
scent, nose, windcatch the scent of
sniff, whiffperceive by inhaling through the nose
snuff, snufflesniff or smell inquiringly
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Spanishcatar, oler, olfatear
Catalanolorar
Nounssmell, smellingthe act of perceiving the odor of something
smellany property detected by the olfactory system
smellthe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
smellthe sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
English > smell: 10 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningemit an odor.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
ModelThe food does smell good
Example"The soup smells good"
Caused byodorize, odourise, scentCause to smell or be smelly
Entailed byputrefyBecome putrid
reach one's nostrilsBe smelled
NarrowersmellSmell bad
Broadercause to be perceivedHave perceptible qualities
See alsosmell upcause to smell bad
Spanisholer
Catalanolorar
Nounssmellthe act of perceiving the odor of something
smellany property detected by the olfactory system
smellthe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
smellthe sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
English > smell: 10 senses > verb 3, perception
MeaningSmell bad.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"He rarely washes, and he smells"
Narrowerreek, stinkSmell badly and offensively
saluteBecome noticeable / noticeable
Broadersmellemit an odor
Spanishapestar, heder, oler
Catalanempestar, empudegar, fer pudor, olorar, pudir
Nounssmellthe sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
English > smell: 10 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningHave an element suggestive (of something).
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "this passage smells of plagiarism"
Synonymssmack, reek
Broadersuggest, evoke, paint a pictureCall to mind
English > smell: 10 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningBecome aware of not through the senses but instinctively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Examples
  • "i smell trouble"
  • "smell out corruption"
Synonymssmell out, sense
BroaderperceiveBecome conscious of
Spanishsentir
Catalansentir

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