Smell vs Macrosmatic - What's the difference?
As a noun smell
is a sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance.
As a verb smell
is to sense a smell or smells.
As an adjective macrosmatic is
having a good sense of smell.
A sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance.
* 1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
- I love the smell of fresh bread.
(physiology) The sense that detects odours.
- The penetrating smell' of cabbage reached the nose of Toad as he lay prostrate in his misery on the floor, and gave him the idea for a moment that perhaps life was not such a blank and desperate thing as he had imagined. But still he wailed, and kicked with his legs, and refused to be comforted. So the wise girl retired for the time, but, of course, a good deal of the ' smell of hot cabbage remained behind, as it will do, and Toad, between his sobs, sniffed and reflected, and gradually began to think new and inspiring thoughts: of chivalry, and poetry...
* Adjectives often applied to "smell": sweet, good, nice, great, pleasant, fresh, fragrant, bad, foul, unpleasant, horrible, terrible, awful, nasty, disgusting, funny, strange, odd, sour, funky, metallic, stinky, rotten, rancid, putrid, rank, fishy.
** (pleasant) aroma, fragrance, odor/odour, scent
** (unpleasant) odor/odour, niff (informal), pong (informal), reek, stench, stink, whiff (informal)
* (sense) olfaction (in technical use), sense of smell
* See also
To sense a smell or smells.
To have a particular smell, whether good or bad; if descriptive, followed by "like" or "of".
* , chapter=8
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(without a modifier) To smell bad; to stink.
(figurative) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savour.
* (John Milton)
(obsolete) To exercise sagacity.
- Praises in an enemy are superfluous, or smell of craft.
To detect or perceive; often with out .
(obsolete) To give heed to.
- I smell a device.
- From that time forward I began to smell the Word of God, and forsook the school doctors.
The sense "to smell bad, stink" is considered by some to be an incorrect substitute for stink.
* (sense a smell or smells) detect, sense
* (have the smell of) (all followed by'' like''' ''or'' ' of )
** (unpleasant) pong (informal), reek, stink, whiff (informal)
* code smells
* sense of smell (see olfaction)
* smell a rat
* smell blood
* smell like a rose
* smell of an oily rag
* smell test
* smell the barn
* wake up and smell the coffee