Scent



noun
1.
a distinctive odor, especially when agreeable:
the scent of roses.
2.
an odor left in passing, by means of which an animal or person may be traced.
3.
a track or trail as or as if indicated by such an odor:
The dogs lost the scent and the prisoner escaped.
4.
perfume.
5.
the sense of smell:
a remarkably keen scent.
6.
small pieces of paper dropped by the hares in the game of hare and hounds.
verb (used with object)
7.
to perceive or recognize by or as if by the sense of smell:
to scent trouble.
8.
to fill with an odor; perfume.
verb (used without object)
9.
to hunt by the sense of smell, as a hound.
noun
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
verb
6.
(transitive) to recognize or be aware of by or as if by the smell
7.
(transitive) to have a suspicion of; detect: I scent foul play
8.
(transitive) to fill with odour or fragrance
9.
(intransitive) (of hounds, etc) to hunt by the sense of smell
10.
to smell (at): the dog scented the air
see: throw off , def. 3.

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