Definition for SCENT

SCENT, n. [Fr. senteur, from sentir, L. sentio, to perceive.]

  1. Odor; smell; that substance which issuing from a body affects the olfactory organs of animals; as, the scent of orange or an apple; the scent of musk. The word is applicable to any odor, agreeable or offensive.
  2. The power of smelling; the smell; as, a hound of nice scent.
  3. Chase followed by the scent; course of pursuit; track. He traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia. – Temple.

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