scent

noun
1 pleasant smell
ADJECTIVE
heady, heavy, intoxicating, pungent, rich, sharp, strong

the heavy scent of Indian cooking

delicate, faint, soft
lingering
sweet
beautiful, delicious, lovely, pleasant
fresh

the fresh scent of flowers

warm
floral, flowery
jasmine, lavender, pine, etc.
musky, spicy
exotic

Frank inhaled the exotic floral scent of her perfume.

familiar
VERB + SCENT
have

This flower has no scent.

be filled with

The air was filled with the scent of lilac.

give off, release

The flowers give off a heady scent at night.

breathe in, inhale, smell
SCENT + VERB
come, drift, waft

From the vine outside came the scent of honey.

fill sth

The scent of pine filled the room.

linger

The scent of incense lingered in the air.

2 smell that an animal/a person leaves behind
ADJECTIVE
body, human, masculine, personal, sexual
VERB + SCENT
be on, have

The dog was on the scent of a rabbit.

The hounds have the scent.

leave

The cat had left its scent on the sofa.

catch, pick up

One of the hounds had picked up the scent of a fox.

lose
follow
SCENT + NOUN
gland
mark, marking
trail

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Scent — Scent, 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. [1913 Webster] With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scent — scent; scent·ed; scent·er; scent·less; de·scent; scent·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Scent — Scent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scenting}.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See {Sense}.] 1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does. [1913 Webster] Methinks I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scent — [sent] vt. [ME senten < OFr sentir < L sentire, to feel: see SEND1] 1. to smell; perceive by the olfactory sense 2. to get a hint or inkling of; suspect [to scent trouble] 3. to fill with an odor; give fragrance to; perfume vi. to hunt by… …   English World dictionary

  • Scent — Scent, v. i. 1. To have a smell. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scent — [n] smell, aroma aura, balm, bouquet, essence, fragrance, incense, odor, perfume, redolence, spice, tang, track, trail, whiff; concept 599 Ant. odor, stench, stink scent [v] detect, smell be on the track of*, be on the trail of*, discern, get… …   New thesaurus

  • scent — ► NOUN 1) a distinctive smell, especially one that is pleasant. 2) pleasant smelling liquid worn on the skin; perfume. 3) a trail indicated by the characteristic smell of an animal. ► VERB 1) give a pleasant scent to. 2) discern by the sense of… …   English terms dictionary

  • scent — index clue, trace (follow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scent — (v.) c.1400, from O.Fr. sentir to feel, perceive, smell, from L. sentire to feel, perceive, sense (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Originally a hunting term. The c appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science.… …   Etymology dictionary

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