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ode a long, elaborate, usu. rhymed lyrical poem, often in praise or celebration of something or someone, and usu. in a lofty and enthusiastic style. [2 definitions]
Odessa port city in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea.
Odin in Scandinavian mythology, the supreme god, and the god of war, death, wisdom, and poetry.
odious provoking or deserving of hatred; loathsome or repellent.
odium hatred, strong dislike, or repugnance. [3 definitions]
odometer an instrument that measures the distance traveled by a vehicle, such as is found on the dashboard of an automobile.
odonto- tooth.
odontology the science that deals with teeth and gums, and their development and care.
odor the property or quality of a thing that stimulates or is perceived by the sense of smell. [3 definitions]
odori traditional Japanese dance, or a particular set of dance movements in the traditional style.
odoriferous having or spreading an odor, esp. a pleasant or fragrant one.
odorless combined form of odor.
odorous having or giving off a distinctive or strong odor.
odour a spelling of "odor" used in Canada and Britain. See "odor" for more information.
Odysseus the protagonist of The Odyssey, known for his cleverness and persuasive oratory; Ulysses.
odyssey an extended, wandering journey of adventure or quest. [2 definitions]
OED abbreviation of "Oxford English Dictionary."
oedipal (often cap.) of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resulting from an Oedipus complex.
Oedipus in an ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles, the protagonist and title character, who unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother.
Oedipus complex in psychoanalytic theory, the subconscious desire of a child for sexual gratification through the parent of the opposite sex, esp. the desire of a son for his mother. (Cf. Electra complex.)
oenology the study of wines and winemaking.