Definitions for: Scent

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Scent, v. i.
1. To have a smell. [Obs.]

Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.

2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

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.

3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of
nice scent; to divert the scent. --I. Watts.

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

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