Definitions for odor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent(noun)

    any property detected by the olfactory system

  2. smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception(noun)

    the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

    "she loved the smell of roses"

Wiktionary

  1. odor(Noun)

    Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.

  2. odor(Noun)

    A strong, pervasive quality.

  3. odor(Noun)

    Esteem; repute.

  4. Origin: odour, from odour, from odor, from odor.

Freebase

  1. Odor

    An odor or fragrance is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at a very low concentration, that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction. Odors are also commonly called scents, which can refer to both pleasant and unpleasant odors. The terms fragrance and aroma are used primarily by the food and cosmetic industry to describe a pleasant odor, and are sometimes used to refer to perfumes. In contrast, malodor, stench, reek, and stink are used specifically to describe unpleasant odor. In the United Kingdom, odour refers to scents in general. In the United States, odor has a more negative connotation, such as smell, stench or stink, while scent or aroma are used for pleasant smells.


Translations for odor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

odour(noun)

a smell (usually particularly good or bad)

the sweet odour of roses.

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