Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To perfume with incense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. perfume especially with a censer

Etymologies

Middle English censen, short for encensen, from encens, incense; see incense2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • as in incense

    February 22, 2010