odor
noun Etymology: Middle English odour, from Anglo-French odur, from Latin odor; akin to Latin olēre to smell, Greek ozein to smell, osmē smell, odor Date: 13th century 1. a. a quality of something that stimulates the olfactory organ ; scent b. a sensation resulting from adequate stimulation of the olfactory organ ; smell 2. a. a characteristic or predominant quality ; flavor <
the odor of sanctity
>
b. repute, estimation <
in bad odor
>
3. archaic something that emits a sweet or pleasing scent ; perfume Synonyms: see smellodored adjectiveodorless adjective

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  • Odor — 〈m.; s, do|res; Med.〉 Geruch [lat.] * * * Odor, der; s, …ores [lat. odor] (Med.): Geruch, Duft. * * * Odor   [lateinisch] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Odor — O dor ([=o] d[ e]r), n. [OE. odor, odour, OF. odor, odour, F. odeur, fr. L. odor; akin to olere to smell, Gr. o zein, Lith. [*u]sti. Cf. {Olfactory}, {Osmium}, {Ozone}, {Redolent}.] [Written also {odour}.] Any smell, whether fragrant or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • odor — (n.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. odour, from O.Fr. odor (Mod.Fr. odeur), from L. odorem (nom. odor) smell, scent, from PIE *od to smell (Cf. L. olere emit a smell, to smell of, with Sabine l for d ; Gk. ozein to smell; Armenian …   Etymology dictionary

  • odor — [ō′dər] n. [OFr < L < IE base * od , to smell, odor > Gr odmē, (var. of osmē), scent, Swed os, smell, suffocating gas] 1. a) that characteristic of a substance which makes it perceptible to the sense of smell b) a smell, whether pleasant …   English World dictionary

  • odór — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. odoru, Mc. odorze {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} bardzo intensywny nieprzyjemny zapach; odrażająca, przykra woń; smród, fetor : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Duszący, odpychający, trwały, nie do usunięcia odór. Odór bije, zalatuje… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Odor — (lat.), Geruch, welchen etwas verbreitet. Odor hircīnus, Bockgeruch, eigenthümlicher, bei Exanthemen, bes. bei Pockenkranken, bemerklicher Geruch. Odoramenta, Räucherwerk, Specerei. Odoratio (Odoratus), der Geruchsin u. Odoratus (Odōrus),… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Odor — der; s, ...ores [...re:s] <aus gleichbed. lat. odor zu odorare, vgl. ↑odorieren> Geruch (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Odor — (lat.), Geruch, Duft; O. hircinus (»Bocksgeruch«), der Schweißgeruch unter der Achsel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • odor — |ô| s. m. Cheiro, aroma, perfume …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • odor — *smell, scent, aroma Analogous words: *fragrance, perfume, redolence, incense, bouquet …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • odor — [n] scent air, aroma, bouquet, effluvium, efflux, emanation, essence, exhalation, flavor, fragrance, musk, perfume, pungence, pungency, redolence, smell, snuff, stench, stink, tang, tincture, trail, whiff; concept 599 …   New thesaurus

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