Scent Definition

sĕnt
scented, scenting, scents
noun
scents
A smell; odor.
Webster's New World
A manufactured fluid preparation used to give fragrance; perfume.
Webster's New World
An odor left by an animal, by which it is tracked in hunting.
Webster's New World
The sense of smell.
Webster's New World
The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive.
The hounds are on the scent.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
odorstinkstench
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verb
scented, scenting, scents
To smell; perceive by the olfactory sense.
Webster's New World
To get a hint or inkling of; suspect.
To scent trouble.
Webster's New World
To hunt by the sense of smell.
Webster's New World
To fill with an odor; give fragrance to; perfume.
Webster's New World
To impart an odour to.
Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
deodorizedeodourise
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Other Word Forms of Scent

Noun

Singular:
scent
Plural:
scents

Origin of Scent

  • From c.1400 Old French sentir "to feel, perceive, smell," from Latin sentire "to feel, perceive, sense"; originally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., possibly by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sent from senten to scent from Old French sentir from Latin sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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