browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

odormore about odor

odor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Odor  \O"dor\,  n.  [OE.  odor,  odour,  OF  odor,  odour,  F.  odeur, 
  fr  L.  odor;  akin  to  olere  to  smell,  Gr  ?,  Lith.  ?  Cf 
  {Olfactory},  {Osmium},  {Ozone},  {Redolent}.]  [Written  also 
  {odour}.] 
  Any  smell,  whether  fragrant  or  offensive;  scent;  perfume. 
 
  Meseemed  I  smelt  a  garden  of  sweet  flowers,  That  dainty 
  odors  from  them  threw  around  --Spenser. 
 
  {To  be  in  bad  odor},  to  be  out  of  favor,  or  in  bad  repute. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  odor 
  n  1:  any  property  detected  by  the  olfactory  system  [syn:  {olfactory 
  property},  {smell},  {aroma},  {odour},  {scent}] 
  2:  the  sensation  that  results  when  olfactory  receptors  in  the 
  nose  are  stimulated  by  particular  chemicals  in  gaseous 
  form  "she  loved  the  smell  of  roses"  [syn:  {smell},  {odour}, 
  {olfactory  sensation},  {olfactory  perception}] 




more about odor