1. A sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance.
    I love the smell of fresh bread.
  2. The sense that detects odours.


  1. To sense a smell or smells.
  2. To have a particular smell, whether good or bad; if descriptive, followed by "like" or "of".
  3. To smell bad; to stink.
  4. To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savour.
  5. To exercise sagacity.

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