Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun smell

5 senses of smell

Sense 1
smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception -- (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses")
       => sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum -- (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch")

Sense 2
olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent -- (any property detected by the olfactory system)
       => property -- (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles")

Sense 3
spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell -- (the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason")
       => atmosphere, ambiance, ambience -- (a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement")

Sense 4
smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality -- (the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents)
       => modality, sense modality, sensory system -- (a particular sense)
       => exteroception -- (sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body)

Sense 5
smell, smelling -- (the act of perceiving the odor of something)
       => sensing, perception -- (becoming aware of something via the senses)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb smell

5 senses of smell

Sense 1
smell -- (inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense)
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 2
smell -- (emit an odor; "The soup smells good")
       => cause to be perceived -- (have perceptible qualities)
          Phrasal Verb-> smell up#1

Sense 3
smell -- (smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells")
       => smell -- (emit an odor; "The soup smells good")

Sense 4
smack, reek, smell -- (have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism")
       => suggest, evoke, paint a picture -- (call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness")

Sense 5
smell, smell out, sense -- (become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption")
       => perceive -- (become conscious of; "She finally perceived the futility of her protest")

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