Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To perfume with incense.
  • transitive verb To burn incense to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices; burn incense before or about.
  • To scatter incense.
  • noun Incense.
  • noun A public rate or tax.
  • noun A census; an enumeration.
  • noun Condition as to property; rank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices.
  • noun obsolete A census; -- also, a public rate or tax.
  • noun obsolete Condition; rank.
  • intransitive verb To burn or scatter incense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To perfume with incense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb perfume especially with a censer

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English censen, short for encensen, from encens, incense; see incense.]

Examples

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  • as in incense

    February 22, 2010