Definitions for: Reek

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Reek (r[=e]k), n.
A rick. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

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.

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.

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

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