US: /ˈsɛnt/
UK: /sˈɛnt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

scent /sent/
  • danh từ
    • mùi, mùi thơm, hương thơm
      • the scent of straw: mùi thơm của rơm
    • dầu thơm, nước hoa
    • mùi hơi (của thú vật)
      • to get on the scent: đánh hơi
      • to follow up the scent: theo hơi; (nghĩa bóng) bám riết
      • to lose the scent: mất dấu
      • on the scent: (nghĩa bóng) có đầu mối
      • to put off the scent: làm mất dấu, đánh lạc hướng
    • sự thính hơi, tài đánh hơi, khả năng phát hiện; tính nhạy cảm
      • to have a wonderful scent for young talents: có biệt tài phát hiện những tài hoa non trẻ
  • động từ
    • đánh hơi, phát hiện
      • to scent a treachery: phát hiện một sự phản bội
    • toả mùi thơm, toả hương
    • ngửi, hít hít
      • the dog lifted its head and scented the ain: con chó ngửng đầu và hít hít không khí
    • ướp, thấm, xức (nước hoa)
      • to scent one's handkerchief: xức nước hoa vào khăn tay
    • to scent out
      • biết, đánh hơi biết

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U, C] the pleasant smell that sth has: The air was filled with the scent of wild flowers. + These flowers have no scent.
2 [U, C, usually sing.] the smell that a person or an animal leaves behind and that other animals such as dogs can follow: The dogs must have lost her scent. + The hounds were now on the scent of (= following the smell of) the fox.
3 [U] (especially BrE) a liquid with a pleasant smell that you wear on your skin to make it smell nice: a bottle of scent + She dabbed some scent on her neck.
4 ~ of sth [sing.] the feeling that sth is present or is going to happen very soon: The scent of victory was in the air. + There is an unmistakeable scent of recovery in the air.
Idioms: put / throw sb off the scent to do sth to stop sb from finding you or discovering sth: She changed taxis to throw her pursuers off the scent.
on the scent (of sth) close to discovering sth: Scientists are on the scent of a cure.
+ verb [VN]
1 to find sth by using the sense of smell: The dog scented a rabbit.
2 (written) to begin to feel that sth exists or is about to happen: The press could scent a scandal. + By then, the team was scenting victory.
3 ~ sth (with sth) [often passive] to give sth a particular, pleasant smell: Roses scented the night air. + Scent the room with your favourite aromas.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 fragrance, aroma, perfume, redolence, smell, odour, bouquet, whiff, trace:
The room was filled with the scent of wild flowers.
2 trail, spoor, track:
In drag hunting, the scent is laid down by a sack dragged along the ground.
3 perceive, detect, find out, determine, discern, distinguish, recognize, sense, smell, sniff (out), get wind of, learn or hear about:
Scenting possible trouble, he decided he had better take along my revolver
4 perfume:
She had left behind her handkerchief, scented with Chanel No. 19.

Collocation dictionary

1 pleasant smell


heady, heavy, pungent, rich, sharp, strong
the heavy scent of Indian cooking
| delicate, faint | sweet | beautiful, lovely | fresh
the fresh scent of flowers
| warm | musky | exotic


This flower has no scent.
| be filled with
The air was filled with the scent of lilac.
| give off, release
The flowers give off a heady scent at night.
| smell


come, drift
From the vine outside came the scent of honey.
| fill sth
The scent of pine filled the room.
| linger
The scent of incense lingered in the air.

2 smell that an animal/a person leaves behind


body, human, masculine, personal, sexual


be on, have
The dog was on the scent of a rabbit. The hounds have the scent.
| leave
The cat had left its scent on the sofa.
| catch, pick up
One of the hounds had picked up the scent of a fox.
| lose | follow


gland | trail

3 liquid with a sweet smell that you put on your body


expensive | cheap




use, wear | dab on, put on, spray on
She dabbed some scent on her wrists.
| smell | reek of, smell of
She reeked of cheap scent.



Concise English dictionary

+a distinctive odor that is pleasant
+an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
+any property detected by the olfactory system
+cause to smell or be smelly
+catch the scent of; get wind of
+apply perfume to