Definitions for scentsɛnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a distinctive odor, esp. when agreeable.
an odor left in passing, by means of which an animal or person may be traced.
Category: Animal Behavior
a track or trail indicated by such an odor.
the sense of smell:
a remarkably keen scent.
(v.t.)to perceive or recognize by or as if by the sense of smell:
to scent trouble.
to fill with an odor; perfume.
(v.i.)to hunt by the sense of smell, as a hound.
Category: Animal Behavior
* Syn: See odor.
Origin of scent:
1325–75; (v.) earlier sent, ME senten < MF sentir to smell < L sentīre to feel; (n.) ME, der. of the v. Cf. sense
aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent(noun)
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent(verb)
any property detected by the olfactory system
odorize, odourise, scent(verb)
cause to smell or be smelly
scent, nose, wind(verb)
catch the scent of; get wind of
"The dog nosed out the drugs"
apply perfume to
"She perfumes herself every day"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a pleasant smell
the scent of roses
a smell produced by a particular animal or person
The dog's picked up the rabbit's scent.
A distinctive odour or smell.
An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing.
The dogs lost the scent.
The sense of smell.
I believe the bloodhound has the best scent of all dogs.
Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone.
to detect the scent of
The hounds scented the fox in the woods.
to impart an odour to
Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.
to perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does
to imbue or fill with odor; to perfume
to have a smell
to hunt animals by means of the sense of smell
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
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
the power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'scent' in Nouns Frequency: #2804
Translations for scent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (usually pleasant) smell
This rose has a delightful scent.
- reuk, geurAfrikaans
- طيب، رائِحَه مُعَطَّرَهArabic
- perfumePortuguese (BR)
- der GeruchGerman
- άρωμα, ευχάριστη μυρωδιάGreek
- perfume, aromaSpanish
- miomiris, mirisCroatian
- bau harumIndonesian
- duft, parfymeNorwegian
- parfum, mireasmăRomanian
- аромат, запахRussian
- güzel kokuTurkish
- (通常指好聞的)氣味Chinese (Trad.)
- mùi thơmVietnamese
- 气味，香味Chinese (Simp.)
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