from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong, foul odor; a stink.
- n. A foul quality: the stench of corrupt government.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a strong foul smell, a stink
- n. metaphorically, a foul quality
- v. To cause to emit a disagreeable odour; to cause to stink.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To stanch.
- n. A smell; an odor.
- n. An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink.
- transitive v. To cause to emit a disagreeable odor; to cause to stink.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ill smell; an offensive odor.
- n. Synonyms Stink, etc. See smell.
- To cause to emit a stench; cause to stink.
- An obsolete variant of stanch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
Middle English, from Old English stenc, odor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English stenċ (Wiktionary)