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Meaning of STINK

Pronunciation:  stingk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
  2. [v]  smell to heaven
  3. [v]  be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance; "This term paper stinks!"
 

STINK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, reek, stench
 
 See Also: be, niff, odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, pong, smell, smell, smell up, stink out, stink up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stunk}, {Stank}, p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Stinking}.] [AS. stinkan to have a smell (whether
    good or bad); akin to OHG. stinchan, G. & D. stinken to
    stink; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. st["o]kkva to leap, to
    spring, Goth. stigqan to push, strike, or Gr. ? rancid. Cf.
    {Stench}.]
    To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting
    odor.
    
    
  2. \Stink\, v. t.
    To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.
    
    
  3. \Stink\, n. [AS. stinc.]
    A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.
    
    {Fire stink}. See under {Fire}.
    
    {Stink-fire lance}. See under {Lance}.
    
    {Stink rat} (Zo["o]l.), the musk turtle. [Local, U.S.]
    
    {Stink shad} (Zo["o]l.), the gizzard shad. [Local, U.S.]
    
    {Stink trap}, a stench trap. See under {Stench}.
    
    
 

 

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