Definition of odor
3 archaic : something that emits a sweet or pleasing scent : perfume
odoredplay \ˈō-dərd\ adjective
odorlessplay \ˈō-dər-ləs\ adjective
Examples of odor in a sentence
The cheese has a strong odor.
This deodorant prevents bad odor from occurring.
Origin and Etymology of odor
Middle English odour, from Anglo-French odur, from Latin odor; akin to Latin olēre to smell, Greek ozein to smell, osmē smell, odor
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of odor
ODOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of odor for English Language Learners
: a particular smell
ODOR Defined for Kids
Definition of odor for Students
: a particular smell <The odor of flowers filled my room.> <… the air was … thick with the smell of body odor. — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising>
Medical Definition of odor
1: a quality of something that stimulates the olfactory organ : smell
2: a sensation resulting from adequate chemical stimulation of the olfactory organ <a disagreeable odor>
odoredor chiefly British
odorlessor chiefly British
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