What does perfume mean?

Definitions for perfume
ˈpɜr fyum, pərˈfyum; pərˈfyum, ˈpɜr fyumper·fume

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perfume.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent(noun)

    a distinctive odor that is pleasant

  2. perfume, essence(verb)

    a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

  3. perfume, aromatize, aromatise(verb)

    fill or impregnate with an odor

    "orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden"

  4. perfume, scent(verb)

    apply perfume to

    "She perfumes herself every day"

Wiktionary

  1. perfume(Noun)

    A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.

    Etymology: From parfum, from the obsolete parfumare "to smoke through"

  2. perfume(Noun)

    A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.

    Etymology: From parfum, from the obsolete parfumare "to smoke through"

  3. perfume(Verb)

    To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.

    Etymology: From parfum, from the obsolete parfumare "to smoke through"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perfume(verb)

    to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent

    Etymology: [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see Par) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume.]

  2. Perfume

    the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma

    Etymology: [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see Par) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume.]

  3. Perfume

    a substance that emits an agreeable odor

    Etymology: [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see Par) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume.]

Freebase

  1. Perfume

    Perfume or parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living spaces "a pleasant scent." Perfumes have been known to exist in some of the earliest human civilizations, either through ancient texts or from archaeological digs. Modern perfumery began in the late 19th century with the commercial synthesis of aroma compounds such as vanillin or coumarin, which allowed for the composition of perfumes with smells previously unattainable solely from natural aromatics alone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perfume

    pėr′fūm, or pėr-fūm′, n. sweet-smelling smoke: sweet scent: anything which yields a sweet odour.—v.t. (pėr-fūm′) to fill with a pleasant odour: to scent.—adj. Perfū′matory, yielding perfume.—ns. Per′fume-foun′tain, a small appliance for throwing a jet or spray of perfume; Perfū′mer, one who or that which perfumes: one who makes or sells perfumes; Perfū′mery, perfumes in general: the art of preparing perfumes; Per′fume-set, a set of articles for the toilet-table.—adj. Per′fūmy. [Fr. parfum—L. per, through, fumus, smoke.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. perfume

    Any smell that is used to down a worse one.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Perfume

    A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell, especially a fluid containing fragrant natural oils extracted from flowers, woods, etc., or similar synthetic oils. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. perfume

    A type of product.

    Perfume is created and produced worldwide and loved and used by many.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2016  

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How to pronounce perfume?

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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say perfume in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfume in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of perfume in a Sentence

  1. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    The immorality and amorality reign in the hearts of the 'leaders' of the world, political and religious; from Vatican to Canterbury, and on through their subdivisions, and through the 'Holy Tribunal of The Inquisition', DBA now as The United Nations Security Council. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU As long as governments and religious leaders function in accordance with the daily prescribed rules of ERIS and ARES, PLUTO will be working full time, enjoying the smell of the holocaust of children on the four corners of the Earth. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Blissed are the eyes that can scan the soul of words within their breath of meaning, and reveal the colors of their images with hues of understanding. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU The mind of a Poet is a creative engine of beauty, wonders and grace to diffuse love, harmony; to learn and to teach; to instruct and defend art and the language; and to stimulate intuition and imagination. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Poets have written the most important facts and events of our planet, and of the universe. They have been the fountain of knowledge for historians in all fields of the human culture; for philologists, linguisticians, and grammarians; — mothers, fathers and guardians — of the languages, throughout the history of Mankind. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet may express her/his natural emotions, the intergalactic wonders, or serve as an interpreter for what is possible to exist, could have existed or exists around her/his perception. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Friends are linked by the most powerful energy of the nature of the Human Race; the energy that is the sister of Motherhood; the energy of Friendship. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A free thinker is one that acts self directed, and learns through resourceful thoughts; that questions everything, and knows the words she/he conveys. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Know the words that You use, — for once they are used — they will identify the true picture of one's intelligence. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words are the vehicle of Soul’s creation, and the voice of one’s heart. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Inspiration is a tourist in the artistic land of hard work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU What makes the history of a Poet is not the number of pages written, but the number of souls inspired by her or his work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a spice for everyone’s cerebral diet; a sublime companion, always present to ignite one’s intellectual dynamo; and to prod the heart to pump beauty.— Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a precious jar of perfume that needs to be packed accordingly. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words can have beauty and meaning, but when they are poetized, they have the meaning of beauty. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet paints with words, and writes with mathematized forms of geometric metaphors. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Any one can learn mathematics, music and letters, and earn a Ph.D. in Poetics, but only a Poet can learn all that, and write with syllables of love and art. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU In English, as in any other language, there are rules that one must follow. In Poetry one must follow the language’s rules, and feel free to improve any branch of the poetic art; one has license to create around, change forms, styles and concepts, but one can never forget that there is no 'poetic license' to ignore the language and its principles. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Let mankind understand the order of the planet./It’s time for all to gather and sow seed of justice,/Before time disallows use of tools to build ships/To rescue human children from deluge of blood! http://allpoetry.com/poem/6415503 — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU When we understand that we are the human race, there will be no places for Eris and Ares on this planet. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

  2. Charles M. Schwab:

    Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.

  3. Berenice Lurton:

    It is a luxury perfume in the glass, and the taste of it is a perfect melding of sweetness and freshness, for me, it is nothing but sensuality in a glass.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Chocolate gold You are the chocolate gold of high quality leather the sweetest candy in the world, golden highlights on the skin like the shining dawn of romance, after a wild passionate night of love. Touching you, I touch the dream, the divine fire, the perfection, the cherished dream of my ideal. The goddess of all goddesses is the empress of all empresses. There is only one thought in your head, when you are near, aggressively and voraciously waiting and still want more. You're so sexy that I start to moan with excitement and love. Your charm as a fragrance of very expensive perfume from the most powerful pheromones. Oh baby I want you every second. My sexual organ is so much excited that I really want and love. I dream about someone like you since childhood. You sound overly sexy, your beauty in itself masterfully seduces and inevitably falls in love. You are simply divine; you are simply luxurious, royally beautiful. Your skin color is the most unique color in the universe, it is so seductively sexy and as if screaming about burning passion, it is a powerful bait for the male sex. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Flowers only know to fragrance, nothing else. Be that, to beautify, and perfume the feelings of others.

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