What does scent mean?

Definitions for scent
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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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  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Create a good idea and leave it in the darkness; you will then see that people will come with the candles in their hands to find it, because just like the bad, the good has also a special scent!

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The most favorite perfume, for gentlemen and ladies alike, has been the "New Car Perfume" by far. Interestingly this new-car-like-smell is nothing but the floating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your new car, which aren't good at all for either the humans or the environment. I often think that the best fragrance must be Petrichor, the exquisite earthy smell that often permeates in the air, right after the first intimate union of fresh and purest rain drops with hot and awaiting thirsty ground. No fragrance can ever match the attractive and seductive scent of Petrichor, in my view.

  4. 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.

  5. Steve Lindsay:

    People carrying malaria parasite already have a signature scent, and we know if dogs can smell drugs, food and other substances, they should be able to detect this smell on clothing, too.

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