Definition of Odour

1. Noun. The sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form. "She loved the smell of roses"




2. Noun. Any property detected by the olfactory system.

Definition of Odour

1. Noun. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume. ¹

2. Noun. (rare) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Odour

1. odor [n -S] : ODOURFUL [adj] - See also: odor

Medical Definition of Odour

1. A volatile emanation that is perceived by the sense of smell. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odour

odorize
odorized
odorizer
odorizers
odorizes
odorizing
odorless
odorlessness
odorline
odorous
odorously
odorousness
odorousnesses
odors
odortaxis
odour (current term)
odourant
odourant binding protein
odourants
odouratism
odoured
odourful
odouriferous
odouriferous gland
odourimeter
odourimetry
odourise
odourivection
odourless
odourlessness

Literary usage of Odour

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1. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"odour of the surface peculiar in some malarial diseases; not so in pneumonia.—Nor do we find that the two diseases approximate much more closely in respect ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"For example, the lower fatty aldehydes have unpleasant odours, those with ten carbon atoms (and also double linkages, which in itself may affect odour) form ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The musky odour from which it derives its name в due to the secretion of a ... This odour is и powerful and penetrating that it is popularly believed in ..."

4. On Poisons, in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and Medicine by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1848)
"In a case reported by Mr. Nunneley, two could perceive an odour about the nostrils of the deceased, in lees than «a-hours after death, and two could not! ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1831)
"odour of Musk.—M. BLIT has found that the golden ... The kermes mineral converts the peculiar odour of musk into an alliaceous one. ..."

6. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Some are certainly unpleasant, having the odour of onions or garlick—to ... Some, as our common mushroom, give forth an odour which ..."

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