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Webster's Dictionary

Smell

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(1):

(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.

(2):

(v. t.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.

(3):

(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.

(4):

(n.) To give heed to.

(5):

(v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.

(6):

(n.) To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; - often with out.

(7):

(v. i.) To exercise sagacity.

(8):

(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.

(9):

(v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Smell'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/smell.html. 1828.

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