scent

  • 1 Scent — Scent, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 scent — scent; scent·ed; scent·er; scent·less; de·scent; scent·less·ness; …

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  • 3 Scent — Scent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scenting}.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See {Sense}.] 1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does. [1913 Webster] Methinks I… …

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  • 4 scent — [sent] vt. [ME senten < OFr sentir < L sentire, to feel: see SEND1] 1. to smell; perceive by the olfactory sense 2. to get a hint or inkling of; suspect [to scent trouble] 3. to fill with an odor; give fragrance to; perfume vi. to hunt by… …

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  • 5 Scent — Scent, v. i. 1. To have a smell. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 scent — [n] smell, aroma aura, balm, bouquet, essence, fragrance, incense, odor, perfume, redolence, spice, tang, track, trail, whiff; concept 599 Ant. odor, stench, stink scent [v] detect, smell be on the track of*, be on the trail of*, discern, get… …

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  • 7 scent — ► NOUN 1) a distinctive smell, especially one that is pleasant. 2) pleasant smelling liquid worn on the skin; perfume. 3) a trail indicated by the characteristic smell of an animal. ► VERB 1) give a pleasant scent to. 2) discern by the sense of… …

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  • 8 scent — index clue, trace (follow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 scent — (v.) c.1400, from O.Fr. sentir to feel, perceive, smell, from L. sentire to feel, perceive, sense (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Originally a hunting term. The c appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science.… …

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  • 10 scent — n *smell, odor, aroma Analogous words: emanation, issuing or issue (see corresponding verbs at SPRING) …

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  • 11 scent — noun 1 pleasant smell ADJECTIVE ▪ heady, heavy, intoxicating, pungent, rich, sharp, strong ▪ the heavy scent of Indian cooking ▪ …

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  • 12 scent — n. track, trail 1) to have; follow; pick up a (the) scent (the dogs picked up the scent) 2) to leave a scent 3) a cold; false; hot scent 4) (misc.) to throw smb. off the scent intuition 5) a scent for (a scent for news) odor 6) a faint; pungent… …

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  • 13 scent — scent1 [ sent ] noun * 1. ) count a particular smell, especially a pleasant one: an apple with a rich flavor and scent The sweet fresh scent of newly baked bread filled the house. a ) count or uncount the smell that an animal or person has, which …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 scent — I UK [sent] / US noun Word forms scent : singular scent plural scents * 1) a) [countable] a particular smell, especially a pleasant one an apple with a rich flavour and scent The sweet fresh scent of newly baked bread filled the house. b)… …

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  • 15 scent — n. & v. n. 1 a distinctive, esp. pleasant, smell (the scent of hay). 2 a a scent trail left by an animal perceptible to hounds etc. b clues etc. that can be followed like a scent trail (lost the scent in Paris). c the power of detecting or… …

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  • 16 scent — [[t]se̱nt[/t]] scents, scenting, scented 1) N COUNT: usu with supp The scent of something is the pleasant smell that it has. Flowers are chosen for their scent as well as their look. Syn: fragrance 2) VERB If something scents a place or thing, it …

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  • 17 scent — 01. The cat followed the [scent] of the mouse to its nest. 02. The [scent] of the flowers was very strong, and it made me sneeze. 03. The air was [scented] with jasmine. 04. The chest [scents] the blankets with the smell of cedar. 05. Certain …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 scent — scent1 [sent] n 1.) a pleasant smell that something has = ↑fragrance ▪ a yellow rose with a lovely scent scent of ▪ the sweet scent of ripe fruit 2.) the smell of a particular animal or person that some other animals, for example dogs, can follow …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 scent — 1 noun 1 (C) a pleasant smell that something has: the scent of roses 2 (C) the smell of a particular animal or person that some other animals, for example dogs, can follow: on the scent (=following this smell): The hounds were soon on the stag s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 scent — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sent, from Anglo French sente, from sentir Date: 14th century 1. effluvia from a substance that affect the sense of smell: as a. an odor left by an animal on a surface passed over b. a characteristic or… …

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