Definitions of scent

  1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
  2. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
  3. Smell; hence, to get a hint or intimation of; as, to scent trouble; perfume.
  4. To discern by the sense of smell: to perfume.
  5. To perceive by the smell; give an odor to.
  6. To perceive by smell.
  7. To render odorous; perfume.
  8. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
  9. To hunt animals by the sense of smell.
  10. cause to smell or be smelly
  11. catch the scent of; get wind of; " The dog nosed out the drugs"
  12. To hunt by scent, as dogs.
  13. To smell; to perfume.
  14. To perceive by the olfactory nerves; to smell; to perfume.
  15. any property detected by the olfactory system
  16. an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.
  20. Odor; sense of smell; the odor which an animal leaves as it moves; hence, a track followed by means of this odor; a perfume.
  21. Odor: sense of smell: chase followed by the scent: course of pursuit.
  22. Odor; sense of smell.
  23. An odor; the sense of smell.
  24. Odour; sense of smell; chase followed by the scent; course of pursuit; track.
  25. That which proceeds from a body and affects the olfactory nerves; smell, good or bad; perfume; odour; course of pursuit; track.