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scent


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scent  \Scent\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  a  smell.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thunderbolts  .  .  .  do  scent  strongly  of  brimstone. 
  --Holland. 
 
  2.  To  hunt  animals  by  means  of  the  sense  of  smell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  With  lavish  hand  diffuses  scents  ambrosial.  --Prior. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  He  gained  the  observations  of  innumerable  ages,  and 
  traveled  upon  the  same  scent  into  Ethiopia.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  3.  The  power  of  smelling;  the  sense  of  smell;  as  a  hound  of 
  nice  scent;  to  divert  the  scent.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Methinks  I  scent  the  morning  air.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  imbue  or  fill  with  odor;  to  perfume. 
 
  Balm  from  a  silver  box  distilled  around  Shall  all 
  bedew  the  roots,  and  scent  the  sacred  ground. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scent 
  n  1:  a  distinctive  odor  that  is  pleasant  [syn:  {aroma},  {fragrance}, 
  {perfume}] 
  2:  an  odor  left  in  passing  by  which  a  person  or  animal  can  be 
  traced 
  3:  any  property  detected  by  the  olfactory  system  [syn:  {olfactory 
  property},  {smell},  {aroma},  {odor},  {odour}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  smell  or  be  smelly  [syn:  {odorize}]  [ant:  {deodorize}] 
  2:  catch  the  scent  of  get  wind  of  "The  dog  nosed  out  the 
  drugs"  [syn:  {nose},  {wind}] 
  3:  apply  perfume  to  "She  perfumes  herself  every  day"  [syn:  {perfume}] 




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