verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- scenic railway,
- scenic reserve,
- scent gland,
- scent mark,
- scented orchid
Origin of scent
Examples from the Web for scented
She was obsessed with the flower-printed, scented toilet paper.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tessie rose, unrolled her scented handkerchief, and taking a bit of gum from a knot in the hem, placed it in her mouth.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fashionable gift was scented candles, some costing $150 each.Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014|P. J. O’Rourke|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The buildings are scented with candles from high-end home furnishings brand Jonathan Adler.SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent|Filipa Ioannou|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our ritual duty of holiness satisfied after half an hour in the scented gothic air, there were more stops in bars.
He laughed like a schoolboy in anticipation of a prank, and held his scented handkerchief to his nose.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
In half an hour the answer came back on scented paper, without an erasure anywhere, fragrant to smell, and beautiful to see.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
Its scented binding and odorous pages form the choicest of his meals.
The Duchess took some scented spirits and bathed his temples with it, although the youth tried respectfully to prevent her.Isabella Orsini|Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi
As Michael pondered it, he scented an effluence of correctness that overpowered his individuality.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
Word Origin for scent
1570s, "endowed with the power of smell;" 1740, "perfumed," past participle adjective from scent (v.).
late 14c., sent "to find the scent of," from Old French sentir "to feel, smell, touch, taste; realize, perceive; make love to," from Latin sentire " to feel, perceive, sense, discern, hear, see" (see sense (n.)).
Originally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science. This was a tendency in early Modern English, cf. scythe, and also scite, scituate. Figurative use from 1550s. Transitive sense "impregnate with an odor, perfume" is from 1690s. Related: Scented; scenting.
late 14c., "scent, smell, what can be smelled" (as a means of pursuit by a hound), from scent (v.). Almost always applied to agreeable odors.
see throw off, def. 3.