What is smell?

  • (verb): Emit an odor.
    Example: "The soup smells good"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on smell:

Complications Of Traumatic Brain Injury - Sensory Deficits
... Other sensory deficits include problems with hearing, smell, taste, or touch ... A person with damage to the part of the brain that processes taste or smell may perceive a persistent bitter taste or noxious smell ...
Mighty Lak A Goat - Plot
... to high heaven! Froggy tells the gang that they would get used to the smell ... They walk to school and get thrown out of the classroom due to their smell ... The movie-house cashier notices their smell, but they head into the auditorium ...
Bear Attack - Natural Weapons: Human Versus Bear - Other Senses and Characteristics
... Bears' sense of smell is dependent on a Jacobson's organ, or vomeronasal organ, which allows the bear to easily detect airborne scents ... Bears use this sense of smell not only to hunt, but to detect other bears as well male bears use smell to stay away from other male bears and to find female bears during mating season ... While humans have a sense of olfaction, or smell, they do not use it for communication or for hunting its usual range is around 10 square centimeters as compared to a polar ...
Stop And Smell The Roses (song)
... "Stop and Smell the Roses" is the title of a 1974 song (see 1974 in music) by the American singer-songwriter Mac Davis ... to be confused with the album released in 1981 by Ringo Starr), the song "Stop and Smell the Roses" became Davis' second Top 10 hit on the U.S ... adult contemporary chart, "Stop and Smell the Roses" became the singer's second #1 hit, following "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" ...
Benzyl Salicylate
... sweet-floral, slightly balsamic" by those who can smell it, but many people either can't smell it at all or describe it's smell as "musky" ...

More definitions of "smell":

  • (noun): The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
    Example: "It had the smell of treason"
    Synonyms: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look
  • (verb): Smell bad.
    Example: "He rarely washes, and he smells"
  • (verb): Inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense.
  • (noun): The act of perceiving the odor of something.
    Synonyms: smelling

Famous quotes containing the word smell:

    When I have plucked the rose,
    I cannot give it vital growth again,
    It needs must wither. I’ll smell it on the tree.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    We need the tonic of wildness,—to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Could it be that wisdom appears on earth as a raven, drawn by the faint smell of carrion?
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)