What does scent mean?

Definitions for scent
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aroma, fragrance, perfume, scentnoun

    a distinctive odor that is pleasant

  2. scentnoun

    an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced

  3. olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scentverb

    any property detected by the olfactory system

  4. odorize, odourise, scentverb

    cause to smell or be smelly

  5. scent, nose, windverb

    catch the scent of; get wind of

    "The dog nosed out the drugs"

  6. perfume, scentverb

    apply perfume to

    "She perfumes herself every day"

Wiktionary

  1. scentnoun

    A distinctive odour or smell.

  2. scentnoun

    An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing.

    The dogs lost the scent.

  3. scentnoun

    The sense of smell.

    I believe the bloodhound has the best scent of all dogs.

  4. scentnoun

    A perfume.

  5. scentnoun

    Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone.

  6. scentverb

    to detect the scent of

    The hounds scented the fox in the woods.

  7. scentverb

    to impart an odour to

    Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scentverb

    to perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  2. Scentverb

    to imbue or fill with odor; to perfume

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  3. Scentverb

    to have a smell

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  4. Scentverb

    to hunt animals by means of the sense of smell

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  5. Scentnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  6. Scentnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  7. Scentnoun

    the power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent

    Etymology: [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scent

    sent, v.t. to discern by the sense of smell: to perfume: to have some suspicion of.—v.i. to become odoriferous: to smell.—n. a perfume: odour: sense of smell: chase followed by the scent: course of pursuit: scraps of paper strewed on the ground by the pursued in the boys' game of hare and hounds.—ns. Scent′-bag, the pouch of an animal which secretes an odoriferous substance; Scent′-bott′le, a small bottle for holding perfume; Scent′-box.—adjs. Scent′ed, perfumed; Scent′ful, highly odoriferous: quick of scent: having a good nose, as a dog.—n. Scent′-gland, a glandular organ which secretes such substances as musk or castoreum.—adv. Scent′ingly, allusively: not directly.—adj. Scent′less, having no scent or smell: destructive of scent.—ns. Scent′-or′gan, a scent-gland; Scent′-vase, a vessel with a pierced cover designed to contain perfumes. [Fr. sentir—L. sentīre, to feel.]

Editors Contribution

  1. scent

    A beautiful smell.

    The scent of aftershave or perfume can always make you feel happy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scent' in Nouns Frequency: #2804

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of scent in a Sentence

  1. Rick Shine:

    Like dogs, snakes mostly rely on scent, not vision, to work out what's going on in the world around them.

  2. Dominic Riccitello:

    It’s 6 AM and I’m at the airport. I know you’ve been here, I can feel you everywhere. It’s in the air, the sudden scent and how the warmth feels like you’re standing there.

  3. Camden County Sheriff Kevin Jones:

    Bears are very protective of their cubs. If she had tracked those cubs by their scent to his residence, and he was out there, it could have ended up differently.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars --all the beauties of creation.

  5. Sergeant Bryon Kelly:

    It did pick up the scent, but it also lost it, so we don’t know if that person got into a car or somehow got into an area where the dog was not able to track him.

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