KJV Dictionary Definition: scent


SCENT, n. L. sentio, to perceive.

1. Odor; smell; that substance which issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; as the scent of an 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 house of nice scent.

3. chase followed by the scent; course of pursuit; track.

He travelled upon the same scent into Ethiopia.

SCENT, v.t.

1. to smell; to perceive by the olfactory organs; as, to scent game, as a hound.

2. To perfume; to imbue or fill with odor, good or bad. Aromatic plants scent the room. some persons scent garments with musk; others scent their snuff.



1. Odorous; yielding much smell.

2. Of quick smell.