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scent

 (sĕnt)
n.
1. A distinctive, often agreeable odor. See Synonyms at fragrance, smell.
2. A perfume: an expensive French scent.
3. An odor left by the passing of an animal.
4. The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive: The hounds are on the scent.
5. The sense of smell: a bear's keen scent.
6. A hint of something imminent; a suggestion: caught the scent of a reconciliation.
v. scent·ed, scent·ing, scents
v.tr.
1. To perceive or identify by the sense of smell: dogs scenting their prey.
2. To suspect or detect: scented danger.
3. To fill with a pleasant odor; perfume: when blossoms scent the air.
v.intr.
To hunt prey by means of the sense of smell. Used of hounds.

[Middle English sent, from senten, to scent, from Old French sentir, from Latin sentīre, to feel; see sent- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

scent′less adj.

scent

(sɛnt)
n
1. a distinctive smell, esp a pleasant one
2. a smell left in passing, by which a person or animal may be traced
3. a trail, clue, or guide
4. an instinctive ability for finding out or detecting
5. another word (esp Brit) for perfume
vb
6. (tr) to recognize or be aware of by or as if by the smell
7. (tr) to have a suspicion of; detect: I scent foul play.
8. (tr) to fill with odour or fragrance
9. (Hunting) (intr) (of hounds, etc) to hunt by the sense of smell
10. to smell (at): the dog scented the air.
[C14: from Old French sentir to sense, from Latin sentīre to feel; see sense]
ˈscented adj
ˈscentless adj
ˈscentlessness n

scent

(sɛnt)
n.
1. a distinctive odor, esp. when agreeable.
2. an odor left in passing, by means of which an animal or person may be traced.
3. a track or trail indicated by such an odor.
4. perfume.
5. the sense of smell: a remarkably keen scent.
v.t.
6. to perceive or recognize by or as if by the sense of smell: to scent trouble.
7. to fill with an odor; perfume.
v.i.
8. to hunt by the sense of smell, as a hound.
[1325–75; (v.) earlier sent, Middle English senten < Middle French sentir to smell < Latin sentīre to feel; (n.) Middle English, derivative of the v. compare sense]
scent′less, adj.
scent′less•ness, n.
syn: See odor.

scent

  • breath - From an Old English word meaning "scent, smell."
  • flair - Comes from Latin fragrare, "smell sweet," and was first the ability to detect the "essence" or "scent" of something and know how to act accordingly.
  • red herring - Something intended to be misleading or distracting, so named from the practice of using the scent of red herring in training hounds.
  • relish - First meant "odor, scent," then "taste, flavor."

scent


Past participle: scented
Gerund: scenting

Imperative
scent
scent
Present
I scent
you scent
he/she/it scents
we scent
you scent
they scent
Preterite
I scented
you scented
he/she/it scented
we scented
you scented
they scented
Present Continuous
I am scenting
you are scenting
he/she/it is scenting
we are scenting
you are scenting
they are scenting
Present Perfect
I have scented
you have scented
he/she/it has scented
we have scented
you have scented
they have scented
Past Continuous
I was scenting
you were scenting
he/she/it was scenting
we were scenting
you were scenting
they were scenting
Past Perfect
I had scented
you had scented
he/she/it had scented
we had scented
you had scented
they had scented
Future
I will scent
you will scent
he/she/it will scent
we will scent
you will scent
they will scent
Future Perfect
I will have scented
you will have scented
he/she/it will have scented
we will have scented
you will have scented
they will have scented
Future Continuous
I will be scenting
you will be scenting
he/she/it will be scenting
we will be scenting
you will be scenting
they will be scenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scenting
you have been scenting
he/she/it has been scenting
we have been scenting
you have been scenting
they have been scenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scenting
you will have been scenting
he/she/it will have been scenting
we will have been scenting
you will have been scenting
they will have been scenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scenting
you had been scenting
he/she/it had been scenting
we had been scenting
you had been scenting
they had been scenting
Conditional
I would scent
you would scent
he/she/it would scent
we would scent
you would scent
they would scent
Past Conditional
I would have scented
you would have scented
he/she/it would have scented
we would have scented
you would have scented
they would have scented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scent - a distinctive odor that is pleasantscent - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
incense - the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense filled the room"
2.scent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be tracedscent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
musk - the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer
3.scent - any property detected by the olfactory systemscent - any property detected by the olfactory system
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
fragrancy, redolence, bouquet, fragrance, sweetness - a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
fetidness, malodorousness, stinkiness, rankness, foulness - the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
muskiness - having the olfactory properties of musk
rancidness - the property of being rancid
Verb1.scent - cause to smell or be smellyscent - cause to smell or be smelly    
cause to be perceived - have perceptible qualities
smell up, stink out, stink up - cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
aromatise, aromatize, perfume - fill or impregnate with an odor; "orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden"
cense, incense, thurify - perfume especially with a censer
2.scent - catch the scent ofscent - catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
nose out, scent out, smell out, sniff out - recognize or detect by or as if by smelling; "He can smell out trouble"
3.scent - apply perfume toscent - apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"

scent

noun
1. fragrance, smell, perfume, bouquet, aroma, odour, niff (Brit. slang), redolence She could smell the scent of her mother's lacquer.
2. trail, track, spoor A police dog picked up the murderer's scent.
3. perfume, fragrance, cologne, eau de toilette (French), eau de cologne (French), toilet water a bottle of scent
verb
1. smell, sense, recognize, detect, sniff, discern, sniff out, nose out, get wind of (informal), be on the track or trail of dogs which scent the hidden birds

scent

noun
1. The quality of something that may be perceived by the olfactory sense:
2. A sweet or pleasant odor:
3. Evidence of passage left along a course followed by a hunted animal or fugitive:
4. The sense by which odors are perceived:
5. A piece of information useful in a search:
verb
1. To perceive with the olfactory sense:
Idiom: catch a whiff of.
2. To fill with a pleasant odor:
Translations
أثَر الرّائِحَهسائِل عَطِرطيب، رائِحَه مُعَطَّرَهعِطْرمُعَطَّر، مُطَيَّب
vůněpachprovoněttušitucítit
duftfå fært affærtparfumeparfumere
tuoksu
miris
beillatosít
grunailmailmurilmvatnòefa uppi
におい
냄새
iškvėpintikvepiantis
nojaustpēdassaostsasmaržotsmarža
vycítiťzacítiťzavoňať
dišavavonj
doft
กลิ่น
kokukoku saçmakkokusunu almakparfüm-den kuşkulanmak
hương thơm

scent

[sent]
A. N
1. (= smell) [of flowers, perfume] → perfume m, fragancia f; [of food] → aroma m
2. (esp Brit) (= perfume, toilet water) → perfume m, fragancia f
3. (Hunting etc) → rastro m, pista f
to be on the scent (also fig) → seguir el rastro or la pista
to pick up/lose the scent (also fig) → encontrar/perder el rastro or la pista
to put or throw sb off the scent (fig) → despistar a algn
B. VT
1. (= make sth smell nice) → perfumar (with de)
2. (= smell) → olfatear (fig) [+ danger, trouble etc] → presentir, sentir
to scent sth outolfatear or husmear algo
C. CPD scent bottle N (esp Brit) → frasco m de perfume
scent spray Natomizador m (de perfume), pulverizador m (de perfume)

scent

[ˈsɛnt]
n
(= smell) → odeur f; (pleasant)parfum m
the scent of flowers → un parfum de fleurs
(= track) [person] → piste f
to be on the scent of sth (fig)
We are on the scent of something big → Nous sommes sur un gros coup.
to throw sb off the scent (fig)lancer qn sur une mauvaise piste
(British) (= perfume) → parfum m
vt
(= perfume) [+ writing paper, clothes, air] → parfumer
(= smell) → flairer

scent

n
(= smell)Duft m, → Geruch m; there was the scent of danger in the aires roch nach Gefahr
(= perfume)Parfüm nt
(of animal)Fährte f; to be on the scent (lit, fig)auf der Fährte or Spur sein (of sb/sth jdm/einer Sache); to lose the scent (lit, fig)die Spur or Fährte verlieren; to put or throw somebody off the scent (lit, fig)jdn von der Spur or Fährte abbringen or ablenken
(= sense of smell)Geruchssinn m; (fig)(Spür)nase f
vt
(= smell, suspect)wittern
(= perfume)parfümieren; roses scented the airder Duft von Rosen erfüllte die Luft

scent

:
scent gland
n (pleasant smell) → Duftdrüse f; (unpleasant smell) → Stinkdrüse f
scentless
adj flowerduftlos, geruchlos; shampoo etcgeruchsfrei, geruchsneutral
scent spray

scent

[sɛnt]
1. n
a. (smell, perfume) → profumo
b. (track) → tracce fpl, pista
to follow/lose the scent → seguire/perdere le tracce or la pista
to pick up the scent → fiutare le tracce
to put or throw sb off the scent (fig) → far perdere le tracce a qn, sviare qn
2. vt
a. to scent (with) (make sth smell nice) → profumare (di or con)
b. (smell) → fiutare

scent

(sent) verb
1. to discover by the sense of smell. The dog scented a cat.
2. to suspect. As soon as he came into the room I scented trouble.
3. to cause to smell pleasantly. The roses scented the air.
noun
1. a (usually pleasant) smell. This rose has a delightful scent.
2. a trail consisting of the smell which has been left and may be followed. The dogs picked up the man's scent and then lost it again.
3. a liquid with a pleasant smell; perfume.
ˈscented adjective
(negative unscented) sweet-smelling. scented soap.
put/throw (someone) off the scent
to give (a person) wrong information so that he will not find the person, thing etc he is looking for. She told the police a lie in order to throw them off the scent.

scent

عِطْر vůně duft Duft μυρωδιά fragancia tuoksu parfum miris profumo におい 냄새 geur duft zapach aroma запах doft กลิ่น koku hương thơm 香味

scent

n. olor; aroma, perfume.
References in classic literature ?
At the far end of the meadow was the towering lilac hedge, skirting the lane that led to Judge Pillier's house, and the scent of its heavy blossoms met them like a soft and tender embrace of welcome.
You are as much off the scent as a hound would be, with Horican atwixt him and the deer
They shot him, and pursued me, by the scent of their dog, three miles; but I killed the dog, and escaped.
The terror and ugliness of Maule's crime, and the wretchedness of his punishment, would darken the freshly plastered walls, and infect them early with the scent of an old and melancholy house.
Let me add that in their company now--and I was careful almost never to be out of it--I could follow no scent very far.
But he swiftly calls away the Captain from that scent.
They have lost the scent," said the old horse; "perhaps the hare will get off.
Little Ona is nearly ready to faint--and half in a stupor herself, because of the heavy scent in the room.
That fellow will be down on the scent bright and early tomorrow morning: if 't was only the woman, she could lie quiet till it was over; but that little chap can't be kept still by a troop of horse and foot, I'll warrant me; he'll bring it all out, popping his head out of some window or door.
I feel no disposition to be satirical, when the trapper's coat emits the odor of musquash even; it is a sweeter scent to me than that which commonly exhales from the merchant's or the scholar's garments.
I don't hear the dogs and horses yet; you've got time to crowd through the brush and get up the crick a little ways; then you take to the water and wade down to me and get in -- that'll throw the dogs off the scent.
If he's been murdered and buried, they wouldn't bury him deep, it ain't likely, and if the dog goes over the spot he'll scent him, sure.