odour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n odour any property detected by the olfactory system
    • n odour the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form "she loved the smell of roses"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n odour etc. See odor, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Odour ō′dur smell: perfume: estimation: reputation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. odor.

Usage

In literature:

Mingling with the entrancing odours was the consciousness of having marched well, fought well, deserved well.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
And having it he knew the secret of the odour.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
An odour of scorched food sent Elsie flying to her neglected pots.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Built up of odours, burneth in her breast.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The odour alone, as I peeped into the room, was enough to stifle any one with the sense of scent even less delicate than my own.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Much of his poetry breathes the odour of a genuine piety.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Sweet odours continually seemed to fill his breathing.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
There was a disagreeable odour pervading the air, that made us feel sick.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
I sniffed the wet resinous odour with joy, and a genuine thrill ran through me as I saw the unmistakable yellow light of the windows.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
It is a grand battle between a variety of odours, but opium prevails.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
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In poetry:

"Farewell" between our kisses creeps,
You fade, a ghost, upon the air;
Yet ah! the vacant place still keeps
The odour of your hair.
"Perfume" by Arthur Symons
And lo! the serpent which was coil'd around
His breast seem'd to have stung
His heart with venom through, until the wound
A tainted odour flung
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
And gently o'er the glitt'ring tide,
While gales of odour round them play,
There Adria's dark-eyed daughters glide,
In pleasure's search,—away, away !
"Venice" by Eliza Acton
Nor wilt thou, Spring! refuse to breathe,
Soft odours on this desert-air;
Refuse to twine thine earliest wreath,
And fringe these tow'rs with garlands fair
"The Ruin And Its Flowers" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Child of the ocean, like a fond caressing,
Let the sweet odour compass thee around,
Like an unspoken and an unseen blessing,
Like wordless song and music without sound;
"The Cradle On The Shore. On The Picture" by Samuel John Stone
So let him sleep his early sleep; we know
What slumbers with him all untold to time;
The crush'd flower gives forth odour, but will blow
No more into the fulness of its prime.
"David Gray" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

In fact, with the exception of S-traps to contain odours, flush toilets have changed little since Sir John Harington installed one in Richmond Palace for Queen Elizabeth I.
Genes, odours and the recognition of parasitized individuals by rodents.
The Christal Methodists have been satirizing Christian and conservative media since 1992, most recently on two full-length CDs, 1997's New World Odour and 1998's Satanic Ritual Abuse.
Figure ) that had a distinct odour.
I have lived in Richmond for nearly 50 years and have seldom encountered any such nasty and repulsive odours as we have been enduring in the last few months.
There is snow, spectacular scenery - and that odour, ever present, hangs in the air.
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is.
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In science:

We est imated reliability o f influence o f an odour with the help one-way ANOVA (Table 5).
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience
The alcoho l odour authent ically influences alcoho l appearances in an expiration after perceptions. The alcoho l odour authent ically influences alcoho l appearance in a saliva in an hour after perception.
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience
The alcoho l odour authent ically influences on Self-estimat ion. The alcoho l odour does not influence alcoho l appearance in an expiration in 15-60 minutes after perception (oneway ANOVA has shown absence of effect).
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience
We explain it influence of any other factor – not an odour.
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience
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