What does the word scent mean?

Usage examples for scent

  1. You quite put us off the scent!" – The Princess of the School by 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 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  3. I'm glad it didn't throw Miss Vaughan off the scent! – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson