What is smell?

  • (noun): The sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form.
    Example: "She loved the smell of roses"
    Synonyms: odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on smell:

Mighty Lak A Goat - Plot
... to high heaven! Froggy tells the gang that they would get used to the smell ... walk to school and get thrown out of the classroom due to their smell ... The movie-house cashier notices their smell, but they head into the auditorium ...
Complications Of Traumatic Brain Injury - Sensory Deficits
... A person with damage to the part of the brain that processes taste or smell may perceive a persistent bitter taste or noxious smell ...
Stop And Smell The Roses (song)
... "Stop and Smell the Roses" is the title of a 1974 song (see 1974 in music) by the American singer-songwriter Mac Davis ... the album released in 1981 by Ringo Starr), the song "Stop and Smell the Roses" became Davis' second Top 10 hit on the U.S ... adult contemporary chart, "Stop and Smell the Roses" became the singer's second #1 hit, following "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" ...
Benzyl Salicylate
... slightly balsamic" by those who can smell it, but many people either can't smell it at all or describe it's smell as "musky" ...
Bear Attack - Natural Weapons: Human Versus Bear - Other Senses and Characteristics
... Bears' sense of smell is dependent on a Jacobson's organ, or vomeronasal organ, which allows the bear to easily detect airborne scents ... Bears use this sense of smell not only to hunt, but to detect other bears as well male bears use smell to stay away from other male bears and to find female bears ... While humans have a sense of olfaction, or smell, they do not use it for communication or for hunting its usual range is around 10 square centimeters as compared to a polar bear that can ...

More definitions of "smell":

  • (verb): Emit an odor.
    Example: "The soup smells good"
  • (noun): The act of perceiving the odor of something.
    Synonyms: smelling
  • (verb): Smell bad.
    Example: "He rarely washes, and he smells"
  • (noun): The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
    Example: "It had the smell of treason"
    Synonyms: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look
  • (verb): Inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense.

Famous quotes containing the word smell:

    Everywhere I go I smell fresh paint.
    Princess Diana (b. 1961)

    Could it be that wisdom appears on earth as a raven, drawn by the faint smell of carrion?
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Of lovers whose bodies smell of each other
    Who think the same thoughts without need of speech
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)