smeller

smeller

[smel-er]
noun
1.
a person who smells.
2.
a person who tests by smelling.
3.
Informal. the nose.
4.
a tactile hair or process, as one of the whiskers of a cat; a feeler.

Origin:
1510–20; smell + -er1

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smell (smɛl)
 
vb (often foll by of) (often foll by out) (foll by of) , smells, smelling, smelt, smelled
1.  (tr) to perceive the scent or odour of (a substance) by means of the olfactory nerves
2.  (copula) to have a specified smell; appear to the sense of smell to be: the beaches smell of seaweed; some tobacco smells very sweet
3.  to emit an odour (of): the park smells of flowers
4.  (intr) to emit an unpleasant odour; stink
5.  to detect through shrewdness or instinct
6.  (intr) to have or use the sense of smell; sniff
7.  to give indications (of): he smells of money
8.  (intr; foll by around, about, etc) to search, investigate, or pry
9.  (copula) to be or seem to be untrustworthy or corrupt
10.  smell a rat to detect something suspicious
 
n
11.  that sense (olfaction) by which scents or odours are perceivedRelated: olfactory
12.  anything detected by the sense of smell; odour; scent
13.  a trace or indication
14.  the act or an instance of smelling
 
Related: olfactory
 
[C12: of uncertain origin; compare Middle Dutch smölen to scorch]
 
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