Definition of SMELL

noun : SMELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : SMELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism" ;

  • 5. (

    ) become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "I smell trouble"; "smell out corruption" ;


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