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Webster 1913 Edition


Perfume

Per-fume′

(pẽr-fūm′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Perfumed
(pẽr-fūmd′)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Perfuming
.]
[F.
parfumer
(cf. Sp.
perfumar
);
par
(see
Par
) +
fumer
to smoke, L.
fumare
, fr.
fumus
smoke. See
Fume
.]
To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
And Carmel’s flowery top
perfumes
the skies.
Pope.

Per′fume

(pẽr′fūm or pẽr-fūm′; 277)
,
Noun.
[F.
parfum
; cf. Sp.
perfume
. See
Perfume
,
Verb.
]
1.
The scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
No rich
perfumes
refresh the fruitful
field
.
Pope.
2.
A substance that emits an agreeable odor.
And thou shalt make it a
perfume
.
Ex. xxx. 35.

Webster 1828 Edition


Perfume

PERFU'ME

,
Noun.
[L. per and fumus, smoke, or fumo, to fumigate.]
1.
A substance that emits a scent or odor which affects agreeably the organs of smelling, as musk, civet, spices or aromatics of any kind; or any composition of aromatic substances.
2.
The scent, odor or volatile particles emitted from sweet smelling substances.
No rich perfumes refresh the fruitful field.

PERFU'ME

,
Verb.
T.
To scent; to fill or impregnate with a grateful odor; as, to perfume an apartment; to perfume a garment.
And Carmel's flower top perfumes the skies.

Definition 2021


perfume

perfume

See also: perfumé

English

Noun

perfume (plural perfumes) perfume on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

  1. A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter V”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  2. A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.

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Verb

perfume (third-person singular simple present perfumes, present participle perfuming, simple past and past participle perfumed)

  1. (transitive) To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.

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References

  • perfume in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Portuguese

Noun

perfume m (plural perfumes)

  1. perfume (substance providing a pleasant smell)

Verb

perfume

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of perfumar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of perfumar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of perfumar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of perfumar

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /perˈfume/

Noun

perfume m (plural perfumes)

  1. perfume

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Verb

perfume

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of perfumar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of perfumar.