odour


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o·dour

 (ō′dər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of odor.

odour

(ˈəʊdə) or

odor

n
1. the property of a substance that gives it a characteristic scent or smell
2. a pervasive quality about something: an odour of dishonesty.
3. repute or regard (in the phrases in good odour, in bad odour)
[C13: from Old French odur, from Latin odor; related to Latin olēre to smell, Greek ōzein]
ˈodourless, ˈodorless adj

o•dour

(ˈoʊ dər)

n.
Chiefly Brit. odor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.odour - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous formodour - 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
2.odour - any property detected by the olfactory systemodour - 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

odour

noun
1. smell, scent, perfume, fragrance, stink, bouquet, aroma, whiff, stench, pong (Brit. informal), niff (Brit. slang), redolence, malodour, fetor the faint odour of whisky on his breath
2. atmosphere, feeling, air, quality, spirit, tone, climate, flavour, aura, vibe (slang) a tantalising odour of scandal
Translations
رَائِحَةٌرائِحَه
pach
duftlugt
haju
miris
szag
lyktlykt, òefur
におい
악취
bekvapis
lukt
กลิ่น
mùi

odour

odor (US) [ˈəʊdəʳ] Nolor m (of a) (fig) → sospecha f
bad odourmal olor
odour of sanctityolor de santidad
to be in bad odour (= bad repute) → tener mala fama
to be in bad odour with sbestar mal con algn

odour

[ˈəʊdər] odor (US) nodeur f

odour

, (US) odor
n
(lit, fig)Geruch m; (= sweet smell)Duft m, → Wohlgeruch m; (= bad smell)Gestank m
to be in good/bad odour with somebodygut/schlecht bei jdm angeschrieben sein

odour

odor (Am) [ˈəʊdəʳ] nodore m
to be in bad odour with sb (fig) → essere malvisto/a da qn

odour

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

odour

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
References in classic literature ?
They were as light as feathers, and the most noticeable thing about them was their penetrating, earthy odour.
The refectory was a great, low-ceiled, gloomy room; on two long tables smoked basins of something hot, which, however, to my dismay, sent forth an odour far from inviting.
In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw - Heathcliff - Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres - the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.
Your bank-notes had a musty odour, as if they were fast decomposing into rags again.
The very air of the best parlour, when I went in at the door, the bright condition of the fire, the shining of the wine in the decanters, the patterns of the glasses and plates, the faint sweet smell of cake, the odour of Miss Murdstone's dress, and our black clothes.
The odour of Christmas cooking being on the wind, it was the season when superfluous pork and black puddings are suggestive of charity in well-to-do families; and Silas's misfortune had brought him uppermost in the memory of housekeepers like Mrs.
Empress of this fair World, resplendent EVE, Easie to mee it is to tell thee all What thou commandst, and right thou shouldst be obeyd: I was at first as other Beasts that graze The trodden Herb, of abject thoughts and low, As was my food, nor aught but food discern'd Or Sex, and apprehended nothing high: Till on a day roaving the field, I chanc'd A goodly Tree farr distant to behold Loaden with fruit of fairest colours mixt, Ruddie and Gold: I nearer drew to gaze; When from the boughes a savorie odour blow'n, Grateful to appetite, more pleas'd my sense Then smell of sweetest Fenel, or the Teats Of Ewe or Goat dropping with Milk at Eevn, Unsuckt of Lamb or Kid, that tend thir play.
And respecting language, I willingly hold communication in that spoken by my respected grandmother, Hilda of Middleham, who died in odour of sanctity, little short, if we may presume to say so, of her glorious namesake, the blessed Saint Hilda of Whitby, God be gracious to her soul
His employment, from his first coming into the academy, was an operation to reduce human excrement to its original food, by separating the several parts, removing the tincture which it receives from the gall, making the odour exhale, and scumming off the saliva.
The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.
But one thing thou wilt not deny, Sancho; when thou camest close to her didst thou not perceive a Sabaean odour, an aromatic fragrance, a, I know not what, delicious, that I cannot find a name for; I mean a redolence, an exhalation, as if thou wert in the shop of some dainty glover?
Banners yellow, glorious, golden, On its roof did float and flow; (This--all this--was in the olden Time long ago) And every gentle air that dallied, In that sweet day, Along the ramparts plumed and pallid, A winged odour went away.