[[t]ˈoʊ dər[/t]] n.
1) the property of a substance that activates the sense of smell:
a beautiful flower with an unpleasant odor[/ex]
2) phl a sensation perceived by the sense of smell; scent
3) a quality or property characteristic or suggestive of something:
an odor of suspicion[/ex]
4) repute:
in bad odor with one's creditors[/ex]
5) archaic something that has a pleasant scent
Also, esp. brit. odour. Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < OF < L o′dor•ful,adj. o′dor•less,adj. syn: odor, smell, scent, stench all refer to a sensation perceived by means of the olfactory nerves. odor refers to a relatively strong sensation that may be agreeable or disagreeable, actually or figuratively: the odor of freshly roasted coffee; the odor of duplicity. smell is used in similar contexts, although it is a more general word: cooking smells; the sweet smell of success. scent may refer to a distinctive smell, usu. delicate and pleasing, or to a smell left in passing: the scent of lilacs; the scent of an antelope. stench refers to a foul, sickening, or repulsive smell: the stench of rotting flesh.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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