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o·dor

 (ō′dər)
n.
1. A quality of something that is perceived by the sense of smell: kitchen odors. See Synonyms at smell.
2. A strong, pervasive quality: An odor of sadness permeated the gathering.
3. Esteem; repute: a doctrine that is not currently in good odor.

[Middle English odour, from Old French, from Latin odor.]

odor

(ˈəʊdə)
n
the US spelling of odour
ˈodorless adj

o•dor

(ˈoʊ dər)

n.
1. the property of a substance that activates the sense of smell: a beautiful flower with an unpleasant odor.
2. a sensation perceived by the sense of smell; scent.
3. a quality or property characteristic or suggestive of something: an odor of suspicion.
4. repute: in bad odor with one's creditors.
5. Archaic. something that has a pleasant scent.
Also, esp. Brit.,odour.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin]
o′dor•ful, adj.
o′dor•less, adj.
syn: odor, smell, scent, stench all refer to a sensation perceived by means of the olfactory nerves. odor refers to a relatively strong sensation that may be agreeable or disagreeable, actually or figuratively: the odor of freshly roasted coffee; the odor of duplicity. smell is used in similar contexts, although it is a more general word: cooking smells; the sweet smell of success. scent may refer to a distinctive smell, usu. delicate and pleasing, or to a smell left in passing: the scent of lilacs; the scent of an antelope. stench refers to a foul, sickening, or repulsive smell: the stench of rotting flesh.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.odor - any property detected by the olfactory systemodor - any property detected by the olfactory system
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
fragrancy, redolence, bouquet, fragrance, sweetness - a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
fetidness, malodorousness, stinkiness, rankness, foulness - the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
muskiness - having the olfactory properties of musk
rancidness - the property of being rancid
2.odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous formodor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
scent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
fragrance, perfume, scent, aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink, mephitis - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
acridity - having an acrid smell

odor

noun
The quality of something that may be perceived by the olfactory sense:
Translations
pach
duft
haju
miris
におい
악취
vonj
lukt
กลิ่น
mùi

odour

(American) odor (ˈəudə) noun
a smell (usually particularly good or bad). the sweet odour of roses.
ˈodourless adjective

odor

رَائِحَةٌ pach duft Geruch οσμή olor haju odeur miris odore におい 악취 geur lukt zapach odor запах lukt กลิ่น koku mùi 气味

o·dor

n. olor.

odor

n olor m; body — olor corporal; foot — olor de pies
References in classic literature ?
Davis particularly detested the odor of the fashionable pickle, and disgust added to his wrath.
In Hern's Grocery they would be roasting coffee on Friday afternoon, preparatory to the Saturday rush of trade, and the rich odor invaded lower Main Street.
I remember that odor from the time we went hunting with your electric rifle in the jungle, and got near the den in the rocks where the tigers lived.
The sun was low in the west, and the breeze soft and languorous that came up from the south, charged with the seductive odor of the sea.
It is not bad--at first, and very gentle, but quite the subtlest, most enduring odor I ever met.
The heated shells of these green unseasoned tenements gave out a pungent odor of scorching wood and resin.
Shortly afterwards, a man in a blue cotton frock, much soiled, came in and bought a pipe, filling the whole shop, meanwhile, with the hot odor of strong drink, not only exhaled in the torrid atmosphere of his breath, but oozing out of his entire system, like an inflammable gas.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed.
And along with the thickening smoke they began to notice another circumstance, a strange, pungent odor.
I feel no disposition to be satirical, when the trapper's coat emits the odor of musquash even; it is a sweeter scent to me than that which commonly exhales from the merchant's or the scholar's garments.
Martyrdom made a saint of the trivial and foolish Marie Antoinette, and her biographers still keep her fragrant with the odor of sanctity to this day, while unconsciously proving upon almost every page they write that the only calamitous instinct which her husband lacked, she supplied--the instinct to root out and get rid of an honest, able, and loyal official, wherever she found him.