What does scent mean?

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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. Chris Pine:

    For me, fragrances are very - one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It's what you want to smell like, it's memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you're a lover of scent, it's a very kind of particular and evocative thing.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    After a long time of hot and dry weather, the first rain of the season creates an exquisite fragrance in the air - an earthy scent that permeates around us, refreshing our minds and uplifting our spirits. I love that amazingly wonderful sweet scent. Did you know that this elegant fragrance has an interesting name too? It's called "Petrichor"; a word derived from Greek language, i.e. "Petra" meaning ‘stone’, while "Ichor" is the fluid that flows in the veins of the Gods - per Greek mythology. Petrichor is surely a divine perfume that must be a gift from Supreme Power. If my life were a fragrance, I would like her to smell like Petrichor.

  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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