Smelt



verb (used with object)
1.
to fuse or melt (ore) in order to separate the metal contained.
2.
to obtain or refine (metal) in this way.
noun, plural (especially collectively) smelt (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) smelts.
1.
any of various small, silvery food fishes of the family Osmeridae, of cold northern waters, as the North American rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax.
2.
any of several superficially similar but unrelated fishes, especially certain silversides, of California.
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of smell.
verb (used with object), smelled or smelt, smelling.
1.
to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of:
I smell something burning.
2.
to test by the sense of smell:
She smelled the meat to see if it was fresh.
3.
to perceive, detect, or discover by shrewdness or sagacity:
The detective smelled foul play.
verb (used without object), smelled or smelt, smelling.
4.
to perceive something by its odor or scent.
5.
to search or investigate (followed by around or about).
6.
to give off or have an odor or scent:
Do the yellow roses smell?
7.
to give out an offensive odor; stink.
8.
to have a particular odor (followed by of):
My hands smell of fish.
9.
to have a trace or suggestion (followed by of).
10.
Informal. to be of inferior quality; stink:
The play is good, but the direction smells.
11.
Informal. to have the appearance or a suggestion of guilt or corruption:
They may be honest, but the whole situation smells.
noun
12.
the sense of smell; faculty of smelling.
13.
the quality of a thing that is or may be smelled; odor; scent.
14.
a trace or suggestion.
15.
an act or instance of smelling.
16.
a pervading appearance, character, quality, or influence:
the smell of money.
Verb phrases
17.
smell out, to look for or detect as if by smelling; search out:
to smell out enemy spies.
18.
smell up, to fill with an offensive odor; stink up:
The garbage smelled up the yard.
Idioms
19.
smell a rat. rat (def 6).
verb
1.
(transitive) to extract (a metal) from (an ore) by heating
noun (pl) smelt, smelts
1.
any marine or freshwater salmonoid food fish of the family Osmeridae, such as Osmerus eperlanus of Europe, having a long silvery body and occurring in temperate and cold northern waters
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of smell
verb smells, smelling, smelt, smelled
1.
(transitive) 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.
(intransitive) often foll by of. to emit an odour (of): the park smells of flowers
4.
(intransitive) to emit an unpleasant odour; stink
5.
(transitive) often foll by out. to detect through shrewdness or instinct
6.
(intransitive) to have or use the sense of smell; sniff
7.
(intransitive) foll by of. to give indications (of): he smells of money
8.
(intransitive; 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
noun
11.
that sense (olfaction) by which scents or odours are perceived related adjective olfactory
12.
anything detected by the sense of smell; odour; scent
13.
a trace or indication
14.
the act or an instance of smelling

smell (směl)
v. smelled or smelt (smělt), smell·ing, smells
To perceive the scent of something by means of the olfactory nerves. n.
The sense by which odors are perceived; the olfactory sense.
smelt
(smělt)
To melt ores in order to extract the metals they contain. Oxide ores, such as iron ore, are smelted with carbon, which serves as a fuel and changes the ore into a reduced metal.
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