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smell

EN[smɛl] [-ɛl]
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  • Smell may refer to;
  • Odor, a scent that is being emitted by something
  • Olfaction, the act of smelling an odor
  • "Smells" (Bottom), a TV episode
  • The Smell, a music venue
  • Code Smell, any symptom in the source code of a program that possibly indicates a deeper problem

    Definition of smell in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsmells
    1. A sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance.
      1. I love the smell of fresh bread.
    2. (physiology) The sense that detects odours.
    3. VerbSGsmellsPRsmellingPT, PPsmelledPT, PPsmelt
      1. VT To sense a smell or smells.
        1. I can smell fresh bread. ‎
        2. Smell the milk and tell me whether it's gone off. ‎
      2. VI To have a particular smell, whether good or bad; if descriptive, followed by "like" or "of".
        1. The roses smell lovely. ‎
        2. Her feet smell of cheese. ‎
        3. The drunkard smelt like a brewery. ‎
      3. VI (without a modifier) To smell bad; to stink.
        1. Ew, this stuff smells. ‎
      4. VI (figuratively) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savour.
        1. A report smells of calumny. ‎
      5. OBS To exercise sagacity.
        1. To detect or perceive; often with out.
          1. OBS To give heed to.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • "Pee-ew," he exclaimed. "She fouled up the whole shirt with that perfume of hers. I can smell it all over."
              • Drawing a deep, steadying breath, Barefoot smelled the machine oil of the well-kept smoke pole. His very first shot put an immediate stop to Swann's barraging of Jessie.
              • Something higher must lie at the back of that eager response to pack-music and winded horn — something born of the smell of the good earth
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled.
              • It’s a good thing that television doesn’t transmit smell.
              • On his first trip to the circus he was bedazed by the myriad colours sounds and smells.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
                      • Verbs by inflection type
                        • Irregular verbs
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                    2. en smells
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                    4. en smeller
                    5. en smell up
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                    Grammatically, this word "smell" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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