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SCENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scent mean? 

SCENT (noun)
  The noun SCENT has 3 senses:

1. a distinctive odor that is pleasant
2. an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
3. any property detected by the olfactory system

  Familiarity information: SCENT used as a noun is uncommon.


SCENT (verb)
  The verb SCENT has 3 senses:

1. cause to smell or be smelly
2. catch the scent of; get wind of
3. apply perfume to

  Familiarity information: SCENT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCENT (noun)


Sense 1scent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinctive odor that is pleasant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

scent; fragrance; perfume; aroma

Hypernyms ("scent" is a kind of...):

odor; odour; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation; smell (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scent"):

incense (the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned)


Sense 2scent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("scent" is a kind of...):

odor; odour; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation; smell (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scent"):

musk (the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer)


Sense 3scent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any property detected by the olfactory system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

aroma; odor; olfactory property; odour; smell; scent

Hypernyms ("scent" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Attribute:

odorous (having odor or a characteristic odor)

inodorous; odorless; odourless (having no odor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scent"):

bouquet; fragrance; fragrancy; redolence; sweetness (a pleasingly sweet olfactory property)

fetidness; foulness; malodorousness; rankness; stinkiness (the attribute of having a strong offensive smell)

muskiness (having the olfactory properties of musk)

rancidness (the property of being rancid)


SCENT (verb)


Sense 1scent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to smell or be smelly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

odorize; odourise; scent

Hypernyms (to "scent" is one way to...):

cause to be perceived (have perceptible qualities)

Cause:

smell (emit an odor)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scent"):

smell up; stink out; stink up (cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell)

aromatise; aromatize; perfume (fill or impregnate with an odor)

cense; incense; thurify (perfume especially with a censer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2scent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Catch the scent of; get wind of

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

scent; nose; wind

Context example:

The dog nosed out the drugs

Hypernyms (to "scent" is one way to...):

smell (inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Also:

scent out (recognize or detect by or as if by smelling)


Sense 3scent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apply perfume to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

perfume; scent

Context example:

She perfumes herself every day

Hypernyms (to "scent" is one way to...):

groom; neaten (care for one's external appearance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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