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.
To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out.
To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
To exercise the sense of smell.
The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
any property detected by the olfactory system
the act of perceiving the odor of something
inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
to perceive odor or scent through stimuli affecting the olfactory nerves.
Human can detect around 10000 different smells.
is the sensory perception of odorous organic compounds. It occurs in the act of inhaling, and so air is the carrier.
A sense that can give information from a distance.
Odors drift into the nose and cause the smell receptors to send messages to the brain. The smell part of the brain is in the limbic region, and is connected to feeling and memory.