1. A distinctive odour or smell.
    the scent of flowers
    the scent of a skunk
  2. An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing.
    The dogs lost the scent.
  3. The sense of smell.
    I believe the bloodhound has the best scent of all dogs.
  4. A perfume.
  5. Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone.


  1. to detect the scent of
    The hounds scented the fox in the woods.
  2. to impart an odour to
    Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.
  3. To have a smell.
  4. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

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