Definition for SMELL

SMELL, v.i.

  1. To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or particular scent; followed by of; as, to smell of smoke; to smell of musk.
  2. To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality, as, a report smells of calumny. [Not elegant.] – Shak.
  3. To practice smelling. – Exod. xxx. Shak.
  4. To exercise sagacity.

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