Definition of "incense" []

  • To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate. (verb-transitive)
  • An aromatic substance, such as wood or a gum, that is burned to produce a pleasant odor. (noun)
  • The smoke or odor produced by the burning of such a substance. (noun)
  • A pleasant smell. (noun)
  • Flattering or fawning attention; homage. (noun)
  • Any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp in religious ceremonies (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The odour or smoke so produced (noun)
  • Any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma (noun)
  • Homage or adulation (noun)
  • To burn incense in honour of (a deity) (verb)
  • To perfume or fumigate with incense (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "incense" in a sentence
  • "_ On other days there was a certain measure of incense for the golden Altar: on this day there was a greater quantity for both the Altar and the most holy Place, and therefore it is called _much incense_."
  • "Instead of being himself pleased with the fat of their sacrifices, he will show himself displeased by throwing the dung of them in their faces, which he does, in effect, when he says, Bring no more vain oblations; your incense is an abomination to me."
  • "The "incense" is figurative of prayers (Ps 141: 2; Re 8: 3)."