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
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The odour brought her vividly, almost tangibly before him.
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They walked along the side of a hill among pine-trees, and their pleasant odour caused Philip a keen delight.
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This strange blending of odours consisted of something faintly and unpleasantly aromatic, mixed with another underlying smell, so unutterably sickening that he threw open the window, and put his head out into the fresh air, unable to endure the horribly infected atmosphere for a moment longer.
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