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Definitions of scent

  1. a distinctive odor that is pleasant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any property detected by the olfactory system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cause to smell or be smelly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To have a smell. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Odor; sense of smell; the odor which an animal leaves as it moves; hence, a track followed by means of this odor; a perfume. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Smell; hence, to get a hint or intimation of; as, to scent trouble; perfume. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To hunt animals by the sense of smell. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To discern by the sense of smell: to perfume. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Odor: sense of smell: chase followed by the scent: course of pursuit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Odor; sense of smell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To perceive by the smell; give an odor to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To perceive by smell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To render odorous; perfume. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To hunt by scent, as dogs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. An odor; the sense of smell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Odour; sense of smell; chase followed by the scent; course of pursuit; track. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To smell; to perfume. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. That which proceeds from a body and affects the olfactory nerves; smell, good or bad; perfume; odour; course of pursuit; track. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. To perceive by the olfactory nerves; to smell; to perfume. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. 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. sent[=i]re, to feel.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Discern by smell (s. game &c.), (fig.) begin to suspect presence or existence of (s. treachery, a job); s. out, discover by smelling about or search; make fragrant or rank (rose, carrion, scents the air), apply perfume to (handkerchief &c.; scented dames, cigarettes); exercise sense of smell, apply this to, (goes scenting about; lifts its head& scents the air). (N.) odour, esp. of agreeable kind, proceeding from or belonging to something (the s. of hay), whence scentless a.; (Hunt.) trail perceptible to hounds\' sense of smell left by animal (often fig.; follow up, lose, recover, &c., the s., lit., & of investigation; on the s., having clue; put off the s., deceive by false indications; cold, hot, s.), paper strewn by paperchase hares (false s., laid to deceive about course, also fig.); power of detecting or distinguishing smells or of discovering presence of something, flair, (some dogs have practically no s.; keen-scented; has a wonderful s. for snobbery, young talent, &c.); liquid perfume distilled from flowers &c.; s.-bag, pouch containing special odoriferous substance in some animals, also bag of aniseed &c. as substitute for fox in hunting; s.-bottle, for perfume; s.-gland, secreting musk, civet, &c.; s.-organ, s.-bag or s.-gland; hence (-)scented a. (s. caper, kind of tea; s. fern, kind smelling like citron). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. n. Odor; smell;— power of smelling; sense of smell;—chase followed by the scent; course of pursuit; track. Cabinet Dictionary

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