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scent

scent

 
 
pronunciation:
sent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a characteristic odor, esp. a pleasant one.
We could smell the scent of roses in the air.
synonyms:
fragrance, perfume, smell
similar words:
aroma
definition 2: the distinctive, traceable odor given off by a person or animal.
The hounds lost the scent of the fugitive.
synonyms:
odor, trail
definition 3: a liquid that imparts a pleasant smell; perfume.
What is that lovely scent you're wearing?
synonyms:
cologne, perfume
similar words:
essence
definition 4: the sense of smell.
Hunting dogs have a keen scent.
synonyms:
olfaction, smell
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scented, scenting, scents
definition 1: to detect the presence or nearness of (someone or something) by or as if by using the sense of smell.
The elephants scented danger at the watering hole.The boy scented trouble and went straight up to his room.
synonyms:
smell
similar words:
detect, sniff, trace, track, trail, wind
definition 2: to give a pleasant odor to.
Lilacs scented the air in the church.
synonyms:
aromatize, perfume
similar words:
embalm, incense
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of a hound or other animal, to hunt by following the prey's odor.
similar words:
hunt, smell, track
Homophone Note
The words scents, cents, and sense sound alike but have different meanings.
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