Definition of "scent" []

  • A distinctive, often agreeable odor. See Synonyms at fragrance, smell. (noun)
  • A perfume: an expensive French scent. (noun)
  • An odor left by the passing of an animal. (noun)
  • The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive. (noun)
  • The sense of smell: a bear's keen scent. (noun)
  • A distinctive smell, esp a pleasant one (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.

  • A smell left in passing, by which a person or animal may be traced (noun)
  • A trail, clue, or guide (noun)
  • An instinctive ability for finding out or detecting (noun)
  • To recognize or be aware of by or as if by the smell (verb)
  • To have a suspicion of; detect (verb)
  • To fill with odour or fragrance (verb)
  • (of hounds, etc) to hunt by the sense of smell (verb)
  • To smell (at) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "scent" in a sentence
  • "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."