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Meaning of SCENT

Pronunciation:  sent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any property detected by the olfactory system
  2. [n]  an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
  3. [n]  a distinctive odor that is pleasant
  4. [v]  apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day"
  5. [v]  catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
  6. [v]  cause to smell or be smelly
 

SCENT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: aroma, aroma, fragrance, nose, odor, odorize, odour, odourise, olfactory property, perfume, perfume, smell, wind
 
 Antonyms: deodorize, deodourise
 
 See Also: aromatise, aromatize, bouquet, cause to be perceived, cense, foulness, fragrance, groom, incense, incense, malodorousness, malodourousness, musk, neaten, nose out, odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, perfume, property, rankness, redolence, scent out, smell, smell, smell out, smell up, sniff out, stink out, stink up, stinkiness, sweetness, thurify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scented}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Scenting}.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to
    smell. See {Sense}.]
    1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to
       scent game, as a hound does.
    
             Methinks I scent the morning air.     --Shak.
    
    2. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
    
             Balm from a silver box distilled around, Shall all
             bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Scent\, v. i.
    1. To have a smell. [Obs.]
    
             Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.
                                                   --Holland.
    
    2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
    
    
  3. \Scent\, n.
    1. That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory
       organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an
       orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.
    
             With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial. --Prior.
    
    2. Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in
       passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence,
       course of pursuit; track of discovery.
    
             He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and
             traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia. --Sir W.
                                                   Temple.
    
    3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of
       nice scent; to divert the scent. --I. Watts.
    
    
 

 

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