Scent

Definition of Scent

v. t.1.To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
[imp. & p. p. Scented; p. pr. & vb. n. Scenting.]
Methinks I scent the morning air.
- Shak.
2.To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
Balm from a silver box distilled around,
Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To have a smell.
Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.
- Holland.
2.To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
n.1.That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.
2.Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.
He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia.
- Sir W. Temple.
3.The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.

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