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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scent /ˈsɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scent v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scented; p. pr. & vb. n. Scenting.]
 1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
    Methinks I scent the morning air.   --Shak.
 2. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
 Balm from a silver box distilled around,
 Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scent, v. i.
 1. To have a smell. [Obs.]
    Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.   --Holland.
 2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial.   --Prior.
 2. Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.
    He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia.   --Sir W. Temple.
 3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a distinctive odor that is pleasant [syn: aroma, fragrance,
      2: an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be
      3: any property detected by the olfactory system [syn: olfactory
         property, smell, aroma, odor, odour]
      v 1: cause to smell or be smelly [syn: odorize, odourise]
           [ant: deodorize, deodorize]
      2: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the
         drugs" [syn: nose, wind]
      3: apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day" [syn: perfume]