• Smell Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) To give heed to.
- (n.) To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out.
- (v. i.) To exercise sagacity.
- (v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.
- (v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
- (v. t.) The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
- (v. i.) To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
- (v. t.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
- (n.) To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes.
• Smell-feast Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A feast at which the guests are supposed to feed upon the odors only of the viands.
- (n.) One who is apt to find and frequent good tables; a parasite; a sponger.