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There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.
William McFee

Meaning of "odor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ODOR

odor  [ˈəʊdə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Odor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ODOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

odor

Odor

An odor or odour or fragrance is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at a very low concentration, that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction. Odors are also commonly called scents, which can refer to both pleasant and unpleasant odors. The terms fragrance and aroma are used primarily by the food and cosmetic industry to describe a pleasant odor, and are sometimes used to refer to perfumes. In contrast, malodor, stench, reek, and stink are used specifically to describe unpleasant odor. In the United Kingdom, odour refers to scents in general. In the United States, odor has a more negative connotation, such as smell, stench or stink, while scent or aroma are used for pleasant smells.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ODOR


Baroda
bəˈrəʊdə
boda-boda
ˌbəʊdəˈbəʊdə
bootloader
ˈbuːtˌləʊdə
coda
ˈkəʊdə
coder
ˈkəʊdə
decoder
diːˈkəʊdə
encoder
ɪnˈkəʊdə
freeloader
ˈfriːˌləʊdə
loader
ˈləʊdə
moder
ˈməʊdə
Oder
ˈəʊdə
odour
ˈəʊdə
pagoda
pəˈɡəʊdə
railroader
ˈreɪlˌrəʊdə
Sargodha
sɑːˈɡəʊdə
soda
ˈsəʊdə
top-loader
ˌtɒpˈləʊdə
transcoder
trænzˈkəʊdə
unloader
ʌnˈləʊdə
vocoder
ˈvəʊˌkəʊdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODOR

odontoma
odontomatous
odontophobia
odontophoral
odontophoran
odontophore
odontophorous
odontorhynchous
odontostomatous
odorant
odorate
odoriferous
odoriferously
odoriferousness
odorimetry
odoriphore
odorize
odorous
odorously
odorousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODOR

ambassador
ardor
comprador
condor
conquistador
corridor
dor
Ecuador
El Cid Campeador
El Salvador
humidor
Labrador
matador
mirador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Salvador
San Salvador
sudor
Tudor
vendor

Synonyms and antonyms of odor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ODOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «odor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of odor

Translation of «odor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODOR

Find out the translation of odor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of odor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «odor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

气味
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

olor
570 millions of speakers

English

odor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رائحة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

запах
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

odor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

odeur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geruch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

匂い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

냄새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ambu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாசனையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

koku
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

odore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zapach
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

miros
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οσμή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lukt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lukt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of odor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ODOR»

The term «odor» is very widely used and occupies the 17.643 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about odor

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8 QUOTES WITH «ODOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word odor.
1
William Greider
The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.
2
Alison Lurie
There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun.
3
Christy Mathewson
Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
4
William McFee
There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.
5
Charles Platt
If smart technology can transform 3-D from a crude novelty to a genuine visual enhancement, why shouldn't a sophisticated odor synthesizer follow a similar path?
6
Richard Selzer
If people understood that doctors weren't divine, perhaps the odor of malpractice might diminish.
7
Richard H. Stoddard
We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers.
8
Ethel Waters
Nothing can beat the smell of dew and flowers and the odor that comes out of the earth when the sun goes down.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODOR»

Discover the use of odor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to odor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Odor Sensation and Memory
The research underlying this book is the most current in sensory cognition, reminding the reader of the importance of the sense of smell through the use of many examples--including odor memory, fragrance effects on behavior, odors and ...
Trygg Engen, 1991
2
Flavor, Fragrance, and Odor Analysis
The book discusses the chemical structures of key flavor and fragrance compounds and contains numerous examples and chromatograms and emphasizes novel solid-phase microextraction procedures.
Ray Marsili, 2001
3
Odor and VOC Control Handbook
This text is a reference on the treatment of odours and odour control technology. It covers odours emitted by a variety of industrial sources, including wastewater treatment plants, chemical process plants and food industry plants.
Harold J. Rafson, 1998
4
Biotechnology for Odor and Air Pollution Control
Biotechnology offers one of the most economical and environmentally benign methods of air pollution control for industrial and municipal airstreams.
Zarook Shareefdeen, Ajay Singh, 2005
5
Cool Odor Decoders: Fun Science Projects about Smells
This book has step-by-step instructions for six activities to put your nose to the test and compare information about how some people smell better than others.
Esther Beck, 2010
6
Advances in Taste-and-odor Treatment and Control
These perceptions of water quality are translated to mean the overall healthfulness of the water. This is a significant correlation for water utilities to appreciate. Taste-and- odor episodes are fairly widespread among a range of water providers.
I. H. Suffet, Joël Mallevialle, Elizabeth Kawczynski, 1995
7
The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social ...
In a book whose insight and originality have already had a dazzling impact in France, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map.
Alain Corbin, 1986
8
Odor of War
The purpose of the book is to show the ugliness and brutality of war, and to show the important part the infantry soldiers play in the defense of our country. <P>"Much has been written about heroes these days.
Andrew Giambroni, 2004
9
Distribution Generated Taste-and-odor Phenomena
Investigates the causes of taste and odor issues in drinking water distribution systems, and identifies potential solutions to specific problems.
‎2002
10
Practical Taste-and-odor Methods of Routine Operations: ...
This report tested 3 new sensory methods, developed using food-beverage industry product evaluations The three are:.
Andrea M. Dietrich, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term odor is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Judges at odds over marijuana odor and search warrants
While speaking with Cheatham, one officer said he smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana and asked Cheatham to step out of the car so the ... «Arizona Daily Sun, Jul 15»
2
Mysterious odor leads to closing of Hunter Army Airfield clinic
About 9:15 a.m. today, following an unknown odor emanating from the HVAC system, Lt. Col. J. K. Weaver, commander, Tuttle Army Health ... «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»
3
Is Rougned Odor for real?
The captain of the Second-Chance All-Stars might just be Rougned Odor, however, and he is someone Fantasy owners have been even more ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Foul odor leads to bodies in home
Emergency crews say when they entered the home, the temperature inside was 92-degrees. "There was an odor," Bartlett said. "I don't know if ... «WKMG Orlando, Jul 15»
5
DeShields, Odor Sparking Rangers Atop Lineup
Since the All-Star break, the Texas Rangers have played three games in Houston and three in Colorado. While the latter of those locales can ... «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Jul 15»
6
Carlos Gonzalez throws glove at Rougned Odor's foul ball
As an interesting aside to this, Odor was actually going for a cycle himself, which would have made it consecutive days for Rangers batters. «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
7
Malta woman charged after odor leads troopers to dead dogs
MALTA -- A town woman faces felony charges under Buster's Law after neighbors complained of a strong odor coming from a residence and ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
8
Odor's big day helps Rangers outlast Rockies 10-8
Delino DeShields and Rougned Odor reached base a combined seven times in ten plate appearances on Wednesday, scoring each time. «WFAA, Jul 15»
9
Combatting Summertime Foot Odor
Whether you're wearing sneakers, cleats or athletic sandals, moisture in your shoes can lead to odor and even infections, like athlete's foot. «WJHG-TV, Jul 15»
10
Strange Odor in Forest Hill Draws Hazmat Personnel
An odor in the fertilizer department at a Forest Hill lumber company brought the Harford County hazmat team in for an investigation Wednesday ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Odor [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/odor>. Oct 2020 ».
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