Smell is the sense by which people take in scents through their nose, or an odor or the act of sensing or giving off an odor.(noun)
To smell is defined as to take in or give off a scent.(verb)
An example of to smell is to breathe in the scent of fresh flowers.
See smell in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME smellen < OE *smyllan < IE base *smel-, to burn slowly > smolder: basic sense “to give off smoke”
Origin: ME smel
See smell in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb smelled smelled or smelt (smĕlt), smell·ing, smells verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English smellen.
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