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o·dour

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

(ˈoʊ dər)

n.
Chiefly Brit. odor.
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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
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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
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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
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odour

[ˈəʊdər] odor (US) nodeur f
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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
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odour

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

(American) odor (ˈəudə) noun
a smell (usually particularly good or bad). the sweet odour of roses.
ˈodourless adjective
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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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References in classic literature ?
Do go out of the way of the bad odour! Withdraw from the idolatry of the superfluous!
Do go out of the way of the bad odour! Withdraw from the steam of these human sacrifices!
Empty are still many sites for lone ones and twain ones, around which floateth the odour of tranquil seas.
And through the window came a wandering--perhaps a lost--odour--a delicate, sweet odour of lilac that fixed the broker for a moment immovable.
The odour brought her vividly, almost tangibly before him.
It dawned upon me to what end the puma and the other animals-- which had now been brought with other luggage into the enclosure behind the house--were destined; and a curious faint odour, the halitus of something familiar, an odour that had been in the background of my consciousness hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts.
"Sir, I beg leave to point out that I have set on foot an implacable odour."
Presently, with an odour of cooking, the Frau Professor came in, a short, very stout woman with tightly dressed hair and a red face; she had little eyes, sparkling like beads, and an effusive manner.
They walked along the side of a hill among pine-trees, and their pleasant odour caused Philip a keen delight.
He became conscious of a mysteriously offensive odour in the room, entirely new in his experience of revolting smells.
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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