What does odor mean?

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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"


  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.


  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.

Anagrams for odor »

  1. door, ordo, rood

  2. Ordo


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of odor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of odor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aris Wahyudi:

    We took the decision to do an odor test for our customers' satisfaction.

  2. Muhammad Ali:

    I have brought Rexona (deodorant) because, according to my wife, I have smelly body odor, but I am really optimistic I can pass all the tests today.

  3. Chris Callewaert:

    We know more about cancer and cell phones than we do about how to get rid of body odor, the science moves slowly in this field, so any advance comes as great news.

  4. Daniel Bawdon:

    This is the first time the active molecular pathway for this particular form of body odor has been understood, we've never known any specific details about how they do this.

  5. Jean Kilbourne:

    [Ads in the 1970s] were very blatantly sexist, in those days, there was no consciousness about the fact that this might not be a good idea or that this might be offensive. So [advertisers] were able to get away with an ad for a feminine hygiene spray that said, 'Feminine odor is everyone's problem.' Or a cigarette ad where a woman said, 'My boyfriend told me he loved me for my mind. I was never so insulted in my life.' Or an ad for a construction material, which showed a nude woman with a sort of large derriere and thighs, and the copy read, 'She's built like all our products ... heavy where she has to take the strain.'.

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