American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A distinctive, often agreeable odor. See Synonyms at fragrance, smell.
- n. A perfume: an expensive French scent.
- n. An odor left by the passing of an animal.
- n. The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive.
- n. The sense of smell: a bear's keen scent.
- n. A hint of something imminent; a suggestion: caught the scent of a reconciliation.
- v. To perceive or identify by the sense of smell: dogs scenting their prey.
- v. To suspect or detect as if by smelling: scented danger.
- v. To fill with a pleasant odor; perfume: when blossoms scent the air.
- v. To hunt prey by means of the sense of smell. Used of hounds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To perceive or discern by the smell; smell: as, to scent game.
- To perceive in any way; especially, to have a faint inkling or suspicion of.
- To fill with smell, odor, or effluvium; cause to smell; make fragrant or stinking; perfume.
- To be or become scented; have odor; be odoriferous; smell.
- To hunt or pursue by scent.
- n. An effluvium from any body capable of affecting the olfactory sense and being perceived as a smell; anything that can be smelled; odor; smell; fragrance or perfume.
- n. A fragrant liquid distilled from flowers, etc., used to perfume the handkerchief and other articles of dress; a perfume.
- n. The sense of smell; the faculty of olfaction; smell: as, a hound of nice scent.
- n. The odoriferous trace of an animal's presence; the effluvium left by an animal in passing, by means of which it may be tracked or trailed by smell; hence, the track of such an animal; the course of its pursuit: as, to lose or recover the scent, as dogs: often used figuratively of any trace by which pursuit or inquiry of any kind can be guided.
- n. Scraps of paper strewed on the ground by the pursued in the boys' game of hare and hounds, or by the “fox” in a paper-hunt, to enable the pursuers to track them or him.
- n. Inkling; faint knowledge or suspicion.
- n. Specilically, the supposed faculty of discerning odors in some way distinct from ordinary physical means.
- n. = Syn.1. Odor, Fragrance, etc. See smell.
- n. A distinctive odour or smell.
- n. An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing.
- n. The sense of smell.
- n. A perfume.
- n. figuratively Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone.
- v. to detect the scent of
- v. to impart an odour to
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell.
- v. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
- v. obsolete To have a smell.
- v. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
- n. That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell.
- n. Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; ; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.
- n. The power of smelling; the sense of smell.
- v. cause to smell or be smelly
- v. catch the scent of; get wind of
- n. a distinctive odor that is pleasant
- n. any property detected by the olfactory system
- v. apply perfume to
- n. an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
- Middle English sent, from senten, to scent, from Old French sentir, from Latin sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He swiftly followed till the tule ahead rustled gently, and the scent was _body scent_.”
“I shrink wrap them, but after opening them - say 6 months later, the scent is almost gone.”
“Plus it has to do with their eyes, the way they behave, and of course, the scent is an integral fact.”
“I now give a few squirts of spray to the inside of my cardboard toilet-paper rolls so that, with each use, a nice scent is released.”
“The flipside to this scent is “Tiberius: Go Boldly””
“A ground blind will help cover some mistakes in scent, movement, and camo but if you're like me you'll want to be moving around; tracking and stalking.”
“I agree that you can buy the so called cheaper camo, but I am a believer in scent control.”
“Also regarding scent, it depends on the area you are hunting, if you are in a heavy residential area then human scent is not as a problem vs. rural areas where human scent is rare.”
“If the scent is cold, most deer are not going to be overly alarmed.”
“The deer will not enter that field untill all the dog scent is gone.”
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