What does perfume mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aroma, fragrance, perfume, scentnoun

    a distinctive odor that is pleasant

  2. perfume, essenceverb

    a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

  3. perfume, aromatize, aromatiseverb

    fill or impregnate with an odor

    "orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden"

  4. perfume, scentverb

    apply perfume to

    "She perfumes herself every day"

Wiktionary

  1. perfumenoun

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

  2. perfumenoun

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

  3. perfumeverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perfumeverb

    to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent

  2. Perfume

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

  3. Perfume

    a substance that emits an agreeable odor

  4. 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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  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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The flowery character waves perfume in tone and pours sweetness in speech.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    One common origin unites us all, but every sort of wood does not give the perfume of the lignum aloes.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The birth of a novel invention can only be compared with the creation of a beautiful painting or an exquisite perfume, in my view, It's an amazingly perfect blend of art and science, unexpected, unforeseen, unprecedented and truly divine. Long live the creativity and the spirit of inventiveness!

  4. Gianluca Foa:

    The Acqua di Rose is still one of our best-selling products; of course it's now used as an astringent toner and perfume rather than a disinfectant.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Sweet and kind words are enough as the perfume of all the women of the world.

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