As nouns the difference between scent and scend
is that scent
is a distinctive odour or smell while scend
is the rising motion of water as a wave passes; a surge.
As a verb scent
is to detect the scent of.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A distinctive odour or smell.
- the scent of flowers
An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing.
- the scent of a skunk
The sense of smell.
- The dogs lost the scent .
(figuratively) Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone.
- I believe the bloodhound has the best scent of all dogs.
* Almost always applied to agreeable odors (fragrances ).
to detect the scent of
- The hounds scented the fox in the woods.
to impart an odour to
- Methinks I scent the morning air.
- Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.
To have a smell.
- Balm from a silver box distilled around, / Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.
To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
- Thunderbolts do scent strongly of brimstone.
The rising motion of water as a wave passes; a surge