Definition of Scent

1. Noun. A distinctive odor that is pleasant.

Exact synonyms: Aroma, Fragrance, Perfume
Generic synonyms: Odor, Odour, Olfactory Perception, Olfactory Sensation, Smell
Specialized synonyms: Incense
Derivative terms: Aromatic, Aromatise, Aromatize, Fragrant, Perfume, Perfume



2. Verb. Cause to smell or be smelly.
Exact synonyms: Odorize, Odourise
Causes: Smell
Generic synonyms: Cause To Be Perceived
Specialized synonyms: Smell Up, Stink Out, Stink Up, Aromatise, Aromatize, Perfume, Cense, Incense, Thurify
Antonyms: Deodorize, Deodourise
Derivative terms: Odor, Odor, Odor, Odor, Odour, Odour

3. Noun. An odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced.
Generic synonyms: Odor, Odour, Olfactory Perception, Olfactory Sensation, Smell
Specialized synonyms: Musk

4. Verb. Catch the scent of; get wind of. "The dog nosed out the drugs"
Exact synonyms: Nose, Wind
Generic synonyms: Smell
Derivative terms: Nose, Nose
Also: Scent Out

5. Noun. Any property detected by the olfactory system.

6. Verb. Apply perfume to. "She perfumes herself every day"
Exact synonyms: Perfume
Generic synonyms: Groom, Neaten
Derivative terms: Perfume, Perfume, Perfumery

Definition of Scent

1. v. t. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.

2. v. i. To have a smell.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Scent

1. Noun. A distinctive odour or smell. ¹

2. Noun. An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing. ¹

3. Noun. The sense of smell. ¹

4. Noun. A perfume. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone. ¹

6. Verb. to detect the scent of ¹

7. Verb. to impart an odour to ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scent

1. to fill with an odor [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scent

1. Synonym: odour. Origin: M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. Sentio, to feel (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scent

scenical
scenically
scenick
scenics
scening
scenograph
scenographer
scenographers
scenographic
scenographical
scenographick
scenographies
scenographs
scenography
scenopoetic
scent (current term)
scent-bottle
scent glands
scent hound
scent hounds
scent out
scented
scented fern
scented penstemon
scented wattle
scentful
scenthound
scenthounds
scenting
scentings

Literary usage of Scent

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1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Francis Wall Oliver, Mary Frances (Ewart) Macdonald, Marian (Balfour) Busk (1895)
"Clove-scent is apparent not only in the above- named Pinks but also in the ... develop the scent of Hyacinth flowers. It has long been known that the scent ..."

2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Clove-scent is apparent not only in the above- named Pinks but also in the ... develop the scent of Hyacinth flowers. It has long been known that the scent ..."

3. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1908)
"scent. Tannins, fatty oils and ethereal oils act as bearers of scent in wood; by boiling woods slowly the scents are isolated, the more rapid the boiling, ..."

4. Brief Outline of an Analysis of the Human Intellect: Intended to Rectify the by James Rush (1865)
"The connection of scent with the perceptions of other senses is often so close, ... This arises from the fact previously stated, that scent, being only ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"scent O' PINES EVE, shall I liken thee unto the rose That is so sweet ? Nay, since for a single day she grows, Then scattered lies upon the garden-rows ..."

6. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"... of certain skippers and in the costal fold of others, and in the scent-pouch of the male of the monarch butterfly The specific scent-glands of females. ..."

7. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The allusion is to dogs following game by their scent. Sceptic (Greek) means one who thinks for himself, and does not receive on another's testimony. ..."

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