1. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

    Synonyms : fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, mephitis, reek, stink
    Type Of : olfactory perception, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, smell


  1. any property detected by the olfactory system

    Synonyms : aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent
    Type Of : property
  2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

    Synonyms : feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, spirit, tone
    Type Of : ambience, atmosphere, ambiance
    Examples :
    • it had the smell of treason
  3. the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

    Synonyms : olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell
    Type Of : sense modality, sensory system, modality, exteroception
  4. the act of perceiving the odor of something

    Synonyms : smelling
    Type Of : sensing, perception
  5. have an element suggestive (of something)

    Synonyms : reek, smack
    Type Of : paint a picture, suggest, evoke
    Examples :
    • this passage smells of plagiarism
  6. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

    Synonyms : odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation
    Type Of : aesthesis, sense impression, sense experience, sense datum, sensation, esthesis
    Examples :
    • she loved the smell of roses
  7. become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    Synonyms : sense, smell out
    Type Of : perceive
    Examples :
    • I smell trouble
    • smell out corruption
  8. emit an odor

    Type Of : cause to be perceived
    Examples :
    • The soup smells good
  9. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
  10. smell bad

    Examples :
    • He rarely washes, and he smells


  1. showing your contempt by derision

    Synonyms : jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff
    Type Of : derision


  1. signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)

    Type Of : accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    Examples :
    • there will be signage displayed at each post


  1. hidden from general view or use

    Synonyms : privy, secret
    Examples :
    • a secluded romantic spot
  2. providing privacy or seclusion

    Synonyms : cloistered, reclusive, sequestered
    Examples :
    • a secluded romantic spot


  1. a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

    Synonyms : supplementation
    Type Of : increase, increment
  2. add to the very end

    Synonyms : add on, affix, append
    Type Of : attach
  3. a supplementary component that improves capability

    Synonyms : accessory, add-on, appurtenance
    Type Of : element, component, constituent
  4. textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

    Synonyms : addendum, postscript
    Type Of : matter
  5. add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

    Type Of : add
    Examples :
    • supplement your diet
  6. serve as a supplement to

    Type Of : constitute, be, comprise, represent, make up
    Examples :
    • Vitamins supplemented his meager diet


  1. lack of agreement or harmony

    Synonyms : discord
    Type Of : disorder
  2. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

    Type Of : battle, conflict, struggle


  1. disinclined to work or exertion

    Synonyms : faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, work-shy
    Examples :
    • slothful employees


  1. (of walls) covered with a coat of plaster

    Synonyms : plastered
  2. established irrevocably

    Synonyms : certain
    Antonyms : unsealed
    Examples :
    • his fate is sealed
  3. closed or secured with or as if with a seal

    Antonyms : unsealed
    Examples :
    • my lips are sealed
    • the package is still sealed
    • the premises are sealed
  4. covered with a waterproof coating

    Examples :
    • a sealed driveway
  5. determined irrevocably

    Examples :
    • his fate is sealed
  6. undisclosed for the time being

    Examples :
    • sealed orders
    • a sealed move in chess
  7. having been paved


  1. an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

    Synonyms : metro, subway system, tube, underground
    Type Of : railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system
    Examples :
    • in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'
  2. an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

    Synonyms : underpass
    Type Of : tunnel