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.
Recent Examples of odor from the Web
Of course, there is no lack of natural deodorants available to consumers that may not have sweat-stopping ingredients but can do a solid job of keeping body odor at bay.
COVINGTON - Whisper Pet, a new product created to eliminate odor, has since found a greater purpose.
Inside the booties is a gel that claims to soothe hard, dry, and cracked feet, as well as improve foot odor and fungus.
Despite some reported complaints, my mat had no issues with odor.
IQOS still emits an odor, though less than cigarettes.
But the odor prompted 48 families to voluntarily leave for as long as two weeks, with many staying in hotels at the Navy’s expense.
About 70 customers have complained about taste and odor issues with the water, and the blooming of algae was discovered June 8.
During the traffic stop, officers noticed the odor of marijuana but Schumann repeatedly refused to exit the car.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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