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Aroma vs. Smell

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  • Aroma (noun)

    A smell; especially a pleasant spicy or fragrant one.

    "I love the aroma of cinnamon."

  • Smell (noun)

    A sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance.

    "I love the smell of fresh bread."

  • Smell (noun)

    The sense that detects odours.

  • Smell (verb)

    To sense a smell or smells.

    "I can smell fresh bread."

    "Smell the milk and tell me whether it's gone off."

  • Smell (verb)

    To have a particular smell, whether good or bad; if descriptive, followed by "like" or "of".

    "The roses smell lovely."

    "Her feet smell of cheese."

    "The drunkard smelt like a brewery."

  • Smell (verb)

    To smell bad; to stink.

    "Ew, this stuff smells."

  • Smell (verb)

    To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savour.

    "A report smells of calumny."

  • Smell (verb)

    To exercise sagacity.

  • Smell (verb)

    To detect or perceive; often with out.

  • Smell (verb)

    To give heed to.

Wiktionary
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  • Aroma (noun)

    The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee.

  • Aroma (noun)

    Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.

  • Smell

    To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes.

  • Smell

    To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; - often with out.

  • Smell

    To give heed to.

  • Smell (verb)

    To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; - often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.

  • Smell (verb)

    To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.

  • Smell (verb)

    To exercise the sense of smell.

  • Smell (verb)

    To exercise sagacity.

  • Smell (noun)

    The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.

  • Smell (noun)

    The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Aroma (noun)

    any property detected by the olfactory system

  • Aroma (noun)

    a distinctive odor that is pleasant

  • Smell (noun)

    the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form;

    "she loved the smell of roses"

  • Smell (noun)

    any property detected by the olfactory system

  • Smell (noun)

    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;

    "the feel of the city excited him"

    "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"

    "it had the smell of treason"

  • Smell (noun)

    the faculty of smell

  • Smell (noun)

    the act of perceiving the odor of something

  • Smell (verb)

    inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

  • Smell (verb)

    emit an odor;

    "The soup smells good"

  • Smell (verb)

    smell bad;

    "He rarely washes, and he smells"

Princeton's WordNet
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