Part of speech: verb

To perceive by smell.

Part of speech: verb

To render odorous; perfume.

Part of speech: verb

To hunt by scent, as dogs.

Part of speech: noun

An odor; the sense of smell.

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Usage examples "scent":

  1. You quite put us off the scent!" - "The Princess of the School", Angela Brazil.
  2. A scent as of roses may hang round the human mind; but the roses will be grown in some garden of the East, not in ours. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
  3. I'm glad it didn't throw Miss Vaughan off the scent! - "The Gloved Hand", Burton E. Stevenson.