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Meaning of REEK

Pronunciation:  reek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
  2. [v]  be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
  3. [v]  smell to heaven
  4. [v]  have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"
  5. [v]  give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.; "Marshes reeking in the sun"

REEK is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fetor, foetor, fume, malodor, malodour, smack, stench, stink, stink
 See Also: emit, evoke, exudate, exude, give off, give out, niff, odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, ooze, ooze out, paint a picture, pong, smell, smell, smell up, stink out, stink up, suggest, transude



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Reek\ (r[=e]k), n.
    A rick. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
  2. \Reek\, n. [AS. r[emc]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.
          As hateful to me as the reek of a limekiln. --Shak.
  3. \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.
          Few chimneys reeking you shall espy.     --Spenser.
          I found me laid In balmy sweat, which with his beams
          the sun Soon dried, and on the reeking moisture fed.
          The coffee rooms reeked with tobacco.    --Macaulay.