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

  2. Scentverb

    to imbue or fill with odor; to perfume

  3. Scentverb

    to have a smell

  4. Scentverb

    to hunt animals by means of the sense of smell

  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

  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

  7. Scentnoun

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

  8. 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. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind.

  2. Gwen Landt:

    Gwen Landt said. Gwen Landt added that Gwen Landt is trying to give tips to people on when its best to help these animals and when they should be left alone. Rescuers believe the beautiful fawn was separated from Gwen Landt mother and hit by a car which snapped her right back leg just below the hip bone. ( Credit : SWNS) When the mama is taking care of her baby, she leaves it in the ground and it curls up like a little croissant so the mother can go off and find food, she leaves the baby because it doesnt have any scent for a predator to detect. People often come across the baby deer and they think, Oh, it doesnt have a parent, Ill rescue it. But they should wait to see if the mother comes back.

  3. Ancient Egyptian:

    Not every beautiful flower has a beautiful flagrant scent.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Our eternity is not real; it resembles us; it is our own invention; its scent is vanity.

  5. Steve Lindsay:

    We took the socks that had captured the scent of the children overnight and flew them to the UK, where the dogs were trained to smell and differentiate samples that were infected or not.

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