Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "reek": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant;
[syn: malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis]


VERB (4)

1. have an element suggestive (of something);
- Example: "his speeches smacked of racism"
- Example: "this passage smells of plagiarism"
[syn: smack, reek, smell]

2. smell badly and offensively;
- Example: "The building reeks of smoke"
[syn: reek, stink]

3. be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face;
[syn: reek, fume]

4. give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.;
- Example: "Marshes reeking in the sun"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reek \Reek\ (r[=e]k), n. A rick. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reek \Reek\, n. [AS. r[=e]c; akin to OFries. r[=e]k, LG. & D. rook, G. rauch, OHG. rouh, Dan. r["o]g, Sw. r["o]k, Icel. reykr, and to AS. re['o]can to reek, smoke, Icel. rj[=u]ka, G. riechen to smell.] Vapor; steam; smoke; fume. [1913 Webster] As hateful to me as the reek of a limekiln. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reek \Reek\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reeked (r[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Reeking.] [As. r[=e]can. See Reek vapor.] To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale. [1913 Webster] Few chimneys reeking you shall espy. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] I found me laid In balmy sweat, which with his beams the sun Soon dried, and on the reeking moisture fed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The coffee rooms reeked with tobacco. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reek n 1: a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant [syn: malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis] v 1: have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism" [syn: smack, reek, smell] 2: smell badly and offensively; "The building reeks of smoke" [syn: reek, stink] 3: be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face [syn: reek, fume] 4: give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.; "Marshes reeking in the sun"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

136 Moby Thesaurus words for "reek": BO, aerate, aerify, afterdamp, ash, ashes, atomize, bad breath, bad smell, be aromatic, be redolent of, blackdamp, bleed, blow, body odor, brand, breath, breathe, breathe out, calx, carbon, carbonate, charcoal, chlorinate, chokedamp, cinder, clinker, cloud, coal, coke, coom, damp, discharge, distill, dross, effluvium, effuse, emit, emit a smell, etherify, etherize, evacuate, evaporate, excrete, exfiltrate, exhalation, exhale, exhaust, expire, extravasate, exudate, exude, fetid air, fetidity, fetidness, fetor, filter, filtrate, firedamp, flatus, fluid, fluidize, foul breath, foul odor, fractionate, frowst, fume, fumes, fumigate, funk, gasify, give off, give out, give vent to, graveolence, halitosis, hum, hydrogenate, lava, leach, let out, lixiviate, malaria, malodor, mephitis, miasma, mist, nidor, noxious stench, odor, offend the nostrils, offensive odor, ooze, open the floodgates, open the sluices, oxygenate, percolate, perfume, puff, puff of smoke, reeking, rotten smell, scoria, seep, send out, slag, smell, smell bad, smell of, smell to heaven, smell up, smoke, smudge, smut, soot, spray, steam, stench, stench of decay, stink, stink out, stink up, strain, sublimate, sublime, sullage, throw off, transpire, transude, vapor, vaporize, volatile, volatilize, water vapor, weep, yield an odor