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Definition of "odor" []

  • The property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell. See Synonyms at smell. (noun)
  • A sensation, stimulation, or perception of the sense of smell. (noun)
  • A strong, pervasive quality: An odor of sadness permeated the gathering. (noun)
  • Esteem; repute: a doctrine that is not currently in good odor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "odor" in a sentence
  • "The natural feminine odor -- _odor feminae_ -- is pleasant, attractive and needs no disguise."
  • "The odor of sanctity was specially noted at death, and was doubtless confused with the _odor mortis_, which frequently precedes death and by some is regarded as an almost certain indication of its approach."
  • "Consider This: Playground teasing alert—think twice about naming your daughter something that sounds so similar to the word odor."