Definitions for: Odor


[n] any property detected by the olfactory system
[n] the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: aroma, odour, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory property, olfactory sensation, scent, smell, smell

See Also: acridity, aroma, bouquet, fetor, foetor, foulness, fragrance, fragrance, malodor, malodorousness, malodour, malodourousness, perfume, property, pungency, rankness, redolence, reek, scent, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, stench, stink, stinkiness, sweetness

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