Crossword clues for scent
- A dog might catch one
- Trail for a dog
- A distinctive odor that is pleasant
- An odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
- Any property detected by the olfactory system
- Pointer's best point
- "___ of a Woman," 1992 film
- "___ of a Woman," Pacino film
- Kind of bag
- Frangipani, e.g.
- Bloodhound's forte
- Faint odor
- Olfactory clue
- Hint of something imminent
- Basset's forte
- Olfactory stimulus
- Milady's finishing touch
- Gift for milady
- Bloodhound's come-on
- Hound's clue
- Hound's strong point
- Lavender water, e.g.
- Hare-and-hounds clue
- Something in the air
- Get wind of
- Tracker's guide
- Fugitive's trail
- Pine, e.g.
- Bloodhound's trail
- Chanel product
- Lilac, e.g.
- Hound's trail
- Bloodhound's guide
- Bloodhound's clue
- Hint for a hound
- Lemon, maybe
- Hunt Г la hounds
- Chanel No. 5, e.g.
- Detect like a dog
- Means of detection
- Lead provider
- What a bloodhound tracks
- Lavender, for one
- Track of a sort
- Calvin Klein offering
- Tracking aid
- Lilac or rose
- It may be picked up in the woods
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Scent \Scent\, v. i.
To have a smell. [Obs.]
Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.
To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
Scent \Scent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scented; p. pr. & vb. n. Scenting.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]
To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
Methinks I scent the morning air.
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.
Scent \Scent\, n.
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.
With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial.
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.
The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., sent "to find the scent of," from Old French sentir "to feel, smell, touch, taste; realize, perceive; make love to," from Latin sentire " to feel, perceive, sense, discern, hear, see" (see sense (n.)).\n
\nOriginally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science. This was a tendency in early Modern English, also in scythe and for a time threatening to make scite and scituate. Figurative use from 1550s. Transitive sense "impregnate with an odor, perfume" is from 1690s. Related: Scented; scenting.
late 14c., "scent, smell, what can be smelled" (as a means of pursuit by a hound), from scent (v.). Almost always applied to agreeable odors.
n. 1 A distinctive odour or smell. 2 An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing. 3 The sense of smell. 4 A perfume. 5 (context figuratively English) Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone. vb. 1 to detect the scent of 2 to impart an odour to 3 To have a smell. 4 To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
Usage examples of "scent".
They exhibited an ability to spin a fairly strong web and communicated largely through scents.
Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden East thrown in.
His hair and beard shone with scented oil and he wore a chain of snowy agates around one wrist.
The track to Agios Georgios wound its way between high banks of maquis, the scented maquis of Greece.
The scented water in the tub did look inviting, but Alec felt acutely uncomfortable undressing under so many eyes.
Upon the crest of the heap, the lump of ambergris bubbled, smoking, its sweet scent filling the air.
He sniffed the air, the scent a mixture of diesel oil and diesel exhaust from the emergency generator, ozone from the electrical equipment, cooking oil, lubricating oils, and amines from the atmospheric control equipment.
I reached for my memory of the earlier encounter but found it veiled by too much aperitif and the heady scent of the young woman beside me.
He was nearing the apiary, wading through tall grass and wildflowers, aware of their scent and of the faint buzz in the air.
The tangled branches of wild apricot trees ringed the pool, perfuming the air with the scent of ripe fruit.
Just like in the club, just like with the Arcadian warrior, I felt her energy, caught a lingering trace of her scent, sensual and exotic.
Timothy with the coffee, and so we will to bed, that taken, though I do want to argufy with you, on some of your other notions about dogs, scent, and so forth.
Was this the scent she needed for Dream scents, her aromatherapy and perfume shop?
What she liked was perfumes, scents, aromatherapy, but she had no time for that.
While I was examining this, I began to sense the presence once more, and this time as it grew I became aware of a smell, a sweet perfume akin to Atar of Roses - a scented water my own Mina would often dab at her swan-pale neck.