What does scent mean?

Definitions for scent
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scent.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a distinctive odor that is pleasant

  2. scent(noun)

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

  3. olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent(verb)

    any property detected by the olfactory system

  4. odorize, odourise, scent(verb)

    cause to smell or be smelly

  5. scent, nose, wind(verb)

    catch the scent of; get wind of

    "The dog nosed out the drugs"

  6. perfume, scent(verb)

    apply perfume to

    "She perfumes herself every day"

Wiktionary

  1. scent(Noun)

    A distinctive odour or smell.

  2. scent(Noun)

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

    The dogs lost the scent.

  3. scent(Noun)

    The sense of smell.

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

  4. scent(Noun)

    A perfume.

  5. scent(Noun)

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

  6. scent(Verb)

    to detect the scent of

    The hounds scented the fox in the woods.

  7. scent(Verb)

    to impart an odour to

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scent(verb)

    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. Scent(verb)

    to imbue or fill with odor; to perfume

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

  3. Scent(verb)

    to have a smell

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

  4. Scent(verb)

    to hunt animals by means of the sense of smell

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

  5. Scent(noun)

    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. Scent(noun)

    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. Scent(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  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. Pat Stayton:

    Both of the dogs reacted to the trunk of the silver Nissan that the defendant had driven and that the blue laundry basket was recovered from, indicating that the dogs were responding to the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The scent of the morning is prepared by the night; the scent of the night is prepared by the day; everything helps everything!

  3. Thomas Merton:

    I am willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected that they never sense the sweet stench of corruption that is all around them -- the keen, thin scent of decay that pervades everything and accuses with a terrible accusation the superficial youthfulness, the abounding undergraduate noise, that fills those ancient buildings.

  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. Laurice Rahm:

    We launched because of 9/11, noHo and all of downtown were so affected by the events of that day, and we wanted to make New York smell good again. It was a highly emotional time, but my idea was to map out every neighborhood and attach each one to a very different scent.

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