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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 smell /ˈsmɛl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 smell /ˈsmɛl/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smell v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelled Smelt p. pr. & vb. n. Smelling.]
 1. 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.
 2. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out. “I smell a device.”
    Can you smell him out by that?   --Shak.
 3. To give heed to. [Obs.]
    From that time forward I began to smellthe Word of God, and forsook the school doctors.   --Latimer.
 To smell a rat, to have a sense of something wrong, not clearly evident; to have reason for suspicion. [Colloq.]
 To smell out, to find out by sagacity. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smell, v. i.
 1. To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
 2. To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
    Praises in an enemy are superfluous, or smell of craft.   --Milton.
 3. To exercise the sense of smell.
 4. To exercise sagacity.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smell, n.  Physiol.
 1. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
 2. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
    Breathing the smell of field and grove.   --Milton.
    That which, above all others, yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violent.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Scent; odor; perfume; fragrance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the
           nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous
           form; "she loved the smell of roses" [syn: odor, odour,
            olfactory sensation, olfactory perception]
      2: any property detected by the olfactory system [syn: olfactory
         property, aroma, odor, odour, scent]
      3: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the
         effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city
         excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the
         meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone,
          feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look]
      4: the faculty of smell [syn: sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory
      5: the act of perceiving the odor of something [syn: smelling]
      v 1: inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
      2: emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
      3: smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
      [also: smelt]